Campoli Presti: John Miller 'Counterpublics' (until 4th October 2015)
Inhabiting space and ways in which this can be done is an ongoing theme in contemporary art, and one that is unlikely to conclude any time soon. According to the exhibition's press release, Miller is concerned with the "repressive aspects of Western ideology", and the overbearing weight of capitalism is certainly prevalent in 'Counterpublics', to the extent that it offers a sinister reading of the work.
In the almost blinding whiteness of the Campoli Presti gallery space, both the bright colours of the digital manipulations in '1,2,3' and 'Time is Money' and the intricate drawings of the 'The Middle of the Day' work well in complementing and accentuating the issues prevalent in each other. Using imagery from the everyday, along with popular culture, has been proven as a highly effective way to intertwine daily issues with more urgent matters on a larger scale, thus leaving a space for anticipating Miller's upcoming work.