Verse, Black Blocks
In this colored pencil drawing on archival matte board, the artist applied a system of vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines over an initial composition of randomly applied arcs—creating an infinite irregular repeating pattern. Part of the artist's Verse series, this work – housed in a solid aluminum frame – is rooted in Huston's studies of 'natural' patterns. The color system, applied after the drawing was complete, takes direct art and design historical reference. Huston recalls a 'meta tile and color set expanding or contracting over time (the field or size of the paper).' The drawing's geometric shapes sometimes overlap, creating isometric illusions of space and depth; others simulate motion like leaves on a tree. This composition took over 40 hours to create; up close, it reveals its handmade quality, including earnest errors and revisions.
Miles Huston’s practice, rooted in studies of “natural” patterns, frequently employs systems of lines to create irregular and infinitely repeating tile motifs. The artist’s paintings explore how interactions of color are shaped by their size and proximity, overlapping forms to create illusions of space, depth and motion. Huston’s work can take many hours to complete, and reveal their handmade quality upon close inspection—with the traces of errors and revisions included in the final composition.
Miles Huston, born in 1981 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is an artist, designer and curator. He holds an MFA from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Solo and group exhibitions of Huston’s work have taken place at: Gordon Robichaux in New York City; Planet Earth LLC in Woodbridge, Connecticut; Parker Gallery in Los Angeles, California; Reyes Projects in Detroit, Michigan; Princess in New York City; Adler Beatty in New York City; Cave in Detroit, Michigan; Night Gallery in Los Angeles, California; and Room East in New York City.
Huston’s curatorial projects include: This Must Be the Place at 55 Walker in New York City; Black Cherokee at Room East in New York City; Walk Artisanal in Los Angeles, California; and Clorox/Envy in Brooklyn, New York.
Huston co-founded the artist-run space KNOWMOREGAMES in Brooklyn, New York. The artist is a member of the Gryorgy Kepes Panel Committee in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Huston lives and works in Jersey City, New Jersey.
In this drawing, the artist applied a system of vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines over an initial composition of randomly applied arcs—creating an infinite irregular repeating pattern. Part of the artist's Verse series, this work is rooted in Huston's studies of 'natural' patterns.More
- Framed: 18.2 x 18.2 x 1.5 in.