Adia Millett's new body of work comprises a variety of "portraits" or house-like structures depicted through collaged photography, ink drawings or wood. Many of these are based on miniature architectural structures built by the artist over the past decade, but with the focus on the imagined exteriors this time 'round, as she works her way out. "Textures, lines, layers, missing doors, and odd angles push the structures from the familiar into a make-believe space where physical and psychological perspectives are distorted. The architectural styles range from colonial to Japanese Modern to brick townhouses to straw huts, but rarely is the reference homogeneous. Instead, the styles collide, creating perplexing, yet confident facades."
Artist: Adia Millett
Portraits of An Escape runs through March 24, 2012 at Mixed Greens in New York.