Miller & Shellabarger

Married artist collaborators Miller & Shellabarger explore physicality, duality, time, and romantic ideal in their multidisciplinary work—performance, photography, artists books, sculpture, and cut paper silhouettes—that documents the rhythms of human relationships, speaking both to common experiences of intimacy as well as the specifics of queer identities. Their performances, always enacted together in public, push simple materials and actions to almost Sisyphean extremes. Their gestures shift between moments of togetherness and separation, private and public, protection and pain, and visibility and invisibility. Their work is both autobiographical and metaphorical, speaking to common human interaction and queer relationships.