Absence of Color, which he created to challenge himself artistically after two decades relishing in polychromatic themes. Playing with grays, whites and blacks, the impressionist pieces evoke just as much excitement as his kaleidoscopic works. And that can’t be easy. Unafraid of using thick layers of oil paints to create 3D effects in his works, in Absence of Color he explores various textures and shapes but the pieces remain simple at their core. They also embody Miller’s unique style of painting, “reflectionism,” which he founded and considers to be inspired by psychology, spirituality and meditation. See Absence of Color free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays until Nov. 11 at Samuel Lynne Galleries, 1105 Dragon St.
Far from his usual vibrant paintings, local artist, musician and gallery owner JD Miller embraces a monochromatic palette in his latest exhibit, aptly titled