UofL presents exhibition by artist Douglas Miller


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Hite Art Institute presents an exhibition by Louisville artist Douglas Miller at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts April 27 – Aug. 4.

    The show, which serves as Miller’s culminating thesis for his Master of Fine Arts degree, will feature approximately 100 drawings and a projected animation. Most of the images are not complete. They are fragments, wisps of ideas not fully realized, in keeping with the theme of the show.

    Playfully called “Title” (shown with a strikethrough), the show considers the disorganization of the creative process — how a person fails to bring a large-scale project to fruition.

    Miller was inspired by “Dead Souls,” a novel by Russian author Nikolai Gogol. Gogol planned to write three volumes but deteriorated creatively and psychologically, never finishing the series.

    “Most people have failed or not met goals they’re expected to meet,” Miller said. “It’s not a theme specific to this one author, it’s universal. Self-doubt and other feelings that come with completing a large project are familiar to everyone.”

    Miller described his images as visual notations.

    “Each drawing relates to each other, but also counteract,” he said.

    Miller earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Hite. His drawings are in galleries across the U.S. and in numerous private collections. He does freelance illustrations as well as private and corporate commissions.

    The opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. April 27. Click here for gallery directions and hours.

    For more information, contact Gallery Director Chris Reitz at chris.reitz@louisville.edu.




    Niki King
    Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.