Dan Miller

Dan Miller

The Cosmati Edition


04.04 – 21.04.14
Monday – Sunday | 12 – 7
Thursday | 12 – 8

24.04 – 24.05.14
Thursday – Saturday | 12 – 5

David Dale Gallery foyer


David Dale Gallery is pleased to present The Cosmati Edition by Glasgow based artist Dan Miller. This new edition of prints includes a large-scale twelve-part linocut produced for the solo exhibition Vector, Danske Grafikeres Hus, Copenhagen, 2013. Miller will also exhibit a series of individual prints progressing the themes explored in the twelve-part edition.

The edition examines the history, legacy and material concerns of The Cosmati Pavement (c.1268) located at Westminster Abbey, London. The great pavement represents a type of inlaid stone decoration known as Cosmati work. Its name is taken from a family of craftsmen who specialized in the technique known as Opus Sectile, ‘cut work’. Miller seeks to evaluate the inception and history of this technique, and how it might inform contemporary printmaking.

Miller’s practice moves fluidly across a wide range of media, allowing him to create works that calculatedly design and tailor aspects of theoretical as well as empirical knowledge. Reworking the territory of ratio and repetition, graphical renderings ofTegenaria duellica, the common house spider, collide with geometric patterns and architectural features.

The edition references the work of Danish graphic artist Palle Nielsen (1920-2000) and the geometric abstraction of Günther Fruhtrunk (1923-1982). Miller’s research seeks to facilitate a critical evaluation of the boundary between abstraction and surrealism by examining the motivations and aesthetic signatures present in the two artists’ work.


Dan Miller (born 1980, Brighton, England) lives & works in Glasgow, Scotland.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Vector, Danske Grafikeres Hus, Copenhagen, 2013; CPH AIR, Factory for Art & Design, Copenhagen, 2010; Still Life, Offsite, Studio Warehouse Glasgow, The Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2010; Totes Meer, DUNK!, Copenhagen, 2008.
Recent group exhibitions include: Industrial Aesthetics: Environmental Influences on Recent Art from Scotland, Hunter College, New York, 2011; Point/ Line/ Surface/ Solid, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, 2011; No Noise, The Agency, London, 2011; Modal, Lilah Fowler & Dan Miller, Cartel, London, 2010; Artists from The Studio Warehouse, Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich, 2010; Leger Trager, Dan Miller & Kevin Pollock, Grace & Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, 2009.


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