Drawings done between 1974 and 1979 were made with the intent that a viewer would “complete” the artworks by imposing personal perceptions of time, place, and nationality suggested in the titles of the drawings. Earlier versions, done in the 1960s, were a type of “systems” art, where line could be freed from its job of defining shapes by repeating itself freely within stencil templates. One of the early templates was the outline of a young girl photographed in a park in Syracuse, New York.

© Drawings, photographs and text copyright Wayne Miller.

Drawing Exhibition photograph used by permission of the Louis K. Meisel Gallery.

Drawings

“Dutchman in the Congo”,  oil pastel on paper,  image size 12 x 12”, 1974,  collection of the artist

Studio at 129 Duane Street, New York, 1974.

“Stuttering Man, Berlin”

Naked Greek With Heart Tattoos”

“French Diplomat’s Brother, New Guinea”

“Man Discovering That Honduras

Is Not As He Pictured It”

“Night Gathering, Argentina”   

“Siamese Twins, Chicago”

“Young Man Under Arrest, Monte Carlo”

“British Diplomat Flees Angola”

“Evangelist And Convert, Memphis”

“Two Cubans Lost In The Bronx”

“Mother And Son, Energy, Texas”

“Siamese Twins Visit Siam”

“War Heroes On Return Visit to Corregidor”

“Portuguese Merchant Near The Orinoco”

‘Man Attending Religious Festival, Indonesia”

“French Actors, Zurich, 1917”

“Polish Twins, Cypress Gardens”

“Detective and Informer, Los Angeles”

1975    Private Collection, New York

1975    Private Collection, Miami

1975    Private Collection, San Diego

1977    Private Collection, Miami

1975    Private Collection, New York

1975    Private Collection, New York

1975    Private Collection, New York

1975    Private Collection, Beulah, MI

1977    Private Collection, Miami

1975     Private Collection, New Jersey 

1977    Private Collection, Washington, DC

1974

1977    Corporate Collection, Houston

1975

1975

1977    Private Collection, New York

1975    Private Collection, New York

1975

Drawing exhibition, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York.

Titles of the “systems” drawings were simple descriptions of the photos used as stencils such as “Child” and “Young Negro Girl”, but the ability of the titles to alter the way the image was seen made them potential extensions of both conceptual and public art.

“Child”, pastel on paper, 1967

“Young Negro Girl”, pastel on paper, 1967

18 Drawings from 1974-1977

Each drawing is oil pastel on paper with a site size of 12 x 12”

Private Collection, Denver

Collection of the artist

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