• Daniel Miller Bio
Born in North Carolina to a military family, Daniel was fortunate to grow up in various US states as well as Germany and Japan. This exposure to multiple cultures instilled a broad and versatile aesthetic as well as a love of art from an early age.
From the beginning, Daniel has muted seating been a self-taught artist. He started drawing and painting in grade school and after high school he began his professional career as a silversmith, then goldsmith, painter and sculptor, designer and art director.
After a move to Austin Texas for the express goal of finding his way into the film industry, he created notable sculptural elements for many major films, soon moving on to Los Angeles.
His film credits include “Texas Chainsaw Massacre II”; “Honey I shrunk the Kids”; “007 License to Kill”, “Stargate”; “Coneheads”; and “Chronicles of Riddick” to name a few.
Other large scale sculptural installments were completed for themed environments around the globe. Some notable examples are “The Lost City” in South Africa, “Venus Fort” in Tokyo, and “Fountains of the Gods” at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Casinos in other states as well as Las Vegas display his work, such as the Luxor, Mandalay Bay and the Winstar (Oklahoma).
With the advent of the digital revolution, Daniel taught himself computer 2D and 3D skills, including animation. These tools led to contributions as a concept artist and matte painter for film and the video game industry.
Today Daniel lives in Las Vegas and devotes his creative energies to his passion for oil painting. His current pet project is an ongoing series of paintings that focus on the Homeless population in American cities.
• Daniel Miller
• Concept Art
“See, Touch and Go Dream: The Burning Tapestries”
Presented by Nancy Good
Join the LVAG on Monday, August 13th, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Core Contemporary located upstairs in New Orleans Square, 900 E. Karen Ave., Suite D-222, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Our LVAG Presenter Nancy Good will be sharing her fabulous kaleidoscope of artwork, techniques, and gallery with us! Everyone is welcome to attend. So. Save the date & we’ll see you there.
Nancy Good’s Presentation Info:
Utilizing the alluring and intricate principles of kaleidoscope reflection, large mandala-like tapestry images have been created by Artist Nancy Good from photographs taken during her residencies at Burning Man. When viewing these works, often it is the magnetism of strong patterns and colors that compel a second glance. While other times, it is the visually-meditative mystery of new shapes and shadows where the hint of symbols and secrets appear. Sometimes it is pure whimsy and silliness. But, often, there are more surreal aspects to the images as one attempts to make out what they are seeing.
By inviting viewers to take a deeper look, she also invites them to look even closer at what it is they don’t understand, whether it is in art before them, the unknown of the world at large, the perceptions they’ve long held that may be false, or those other hidden places within themselves and humanity as a whole that need exploration.
In her workshop/artist’s talk, Nancy will present a slide show that shares original images used for the tapestries, to further connect viewers with the experience. Interacting with the audience, she will invite discussion as to perceptions of the original photographs and how they may differ from the resulting tapestry art. Pursuing that thematic thread, Nancy will then invite discussion by participants on other areas of our day-to-day lives where perceptions may not match reality. Finally, Nancy will invite discussion on how the cultural/community aspects of living in a pop-up city surrounded by immense art installations may differ or be similar to those of living in an established city.
• Nancy Good – Biography
A full-time photographer and mixed-media artist working in Southern NV/CA, Nancy Good’s fearless experimentation with equipment, production, digital techniques and various artistic mediums, has evolved into a confident, dynamic approach to her art, liberating her to create contemporary images full of colorful surprises, atmospheric innuendo and deep societal symbolism.
A published and award-winning artist, Good’s work has exhibited across the country in high profile locations such as: solo shows at the Nashville International Airport and Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN; commissioned installation at the Delano Hotel, Las Vegas; group exhibitions at Life is Beautiful Art Motel, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery (UNLV), Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (UNLV), historic HERE Gallery (NY), Winchester Cultural Center; and galleries in the Southeast, New York, Montana, Nevada, and California.
Additionally, Good’s fine art pieces have also been added to important public and private collections throughout the U.S. and overseas, including Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (UNLV) and Wolfgang Puck.
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