Everything Is Said 21, by John Miller, 2012

John Miller Everything Is Said 21, 2012

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 48 x 60 in. (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
Credit Line: Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Painter, Inc. Image courtesy of the artist

John Miller's recent series of paintings titled Everything Is Said depicts people crying on reality TV shows. The faces of the figures, rendered in shades of gray against simple backgrounds, are tightly framed, emphasizing their contorted expressions and hyperbolic loss of composure. The paintings draw our attention to the contemporary compulsion for people to divulge their private lives and say "everything" on national television but leave open any judgment as to the humanity or inhumanity of this aspect of common culture. 

 

Chicago Manual of Style
citation for this page
"Everything Is Said 21." Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2017. https://​hammer.ucla.edu/​take-it-or-leave-it/​art/​everything-is-said-21/​.