Charles Miller: Ninety Years of Protest, a Year-long Revolving Retrospective
New England Visionary Artists Museum at Anchor House of Artists (518 Pleasant Street ground floor, Northampton, MA 01060)
This seventh installment in a year-long retrospective presents one of Miller's more challenging paintings & one of his most endearing. The Village Green, 72 x 50-inch oil on canvas, depicts a park's edge. Four identical little men gather next to a fountain: two in conversation, one reading, & one catching dripping blood from the crucified Christ out of view who watches the scene from above. The other large canvas is a self-portrait of the artist seen from behind surveying a verdant landscape. Charles Miller, who turned ninety last November, is a lifelong painter and jazz musician who is very sensitive to social upheaval and justice around him.