Photographic Alphabet: M is for Ashley Miller

Photographic Alphabet: M is for Ashley Miller

“Meat Foot and Eggs” 2018, C-print © Ashley Miller

“Meat Foot and Eggs” 2018, C-print © Ashley Miller

The pictures act as a sort of evidence of a logic distorted. They could be introduced in court as Exhibit A, Exhibit B, and so on, for a trial where no verdict is possible. The crime is indistinguishable from modern living and morality from consumer capitalism. There is a banality to evil, and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

And my admission of guilt: I am a consumer, too. I crave sugary food that has been marketed to me all my life. I bite and I chew and I swallow what I am given. Modern society is built on overabundance and addiction. This state of anxiety is the starting point for my work, in which I attempt to embrace the tautological regurgitation. After all, I am peddling the fetish.

“Raccoon Skull” 2016, C-print © Ashley Miller

“Raccoon Skull” 2016, C-print © Ashley Miller

“Condom Pennies” 2018, C-print © Ashley Miller

“Condom Pennies” 2018, C-print © Ashley Miller

“Hair in a Container” 2017, C-print © Ashley Miller

“Hair in a Container” 2017, C-print © Ashley Miller

“Flowers and Condiments” 2017, C-print © Ashley Miller

“Flowers and Condiments” 2017, C-print © Ashley Miller

To see more of Ashley’s work, visit her website

Art Out: Txema Yeste at Staley-Wise Gallery

Art Out: Txema Yeste at Staley-Wise Gallery

Art Out: Sara Vanderbeek at Metro Pictures

Art Out: Sara Vanderbeek at Metro Pictures