Hyde Park Square
2715 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Tyler Shields: Controlled Chaos
October 12–October 26
Friday October 12, 7 pm–10 pm
Artinfo.com calls Tyler Shields “Hollywood's Hottest and Most Twisted Photographer”; GQ (UK) puts him in their 2012 list of “100 Best Things in the World”; LA Weekly says: “The mystery behind his relationships and habits captivate the media, not unlike the art world's best-known friend of the famous, Andy Warhol,” and Huffington Post states, “Tyler is a madman, and one of the most cutting edge artists around.”
Whatever people say about Tyler Shields, they can't stop talking about him. His shoot with Heather Morris from Glee was the second biggest news story in America; his exhibition in London was featured constantly in UK papers, and his work with Lindsay Lohan was global news on CNN.
Tyler doesn't work with editors to produce pretty pictures to sell magazines. He works with the biggest artists of our time to make art. In her Ladygunn article, “Tyler Shields, LA’s Arch Illusionist”, Heather Seidler writes, “Like legendary photographers Ellen Von Unwerth and Guy Bourdin, Shields nequivocally pushes the homogenized waking world towards a world of his own making; it seems like he has made a parallel universe of his own, full of fantasy and provocation, complicit with Alice in Wonderland and Henry Miller.”
The body of work recently exhibited in his sold-out London show, Beyond The Gates, was heavily influenced by Tyler Shields’ muse and girlfriend, Francesca Eastwood (daughter of Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood).
Established in 1960, Miller Gallery is Cincinnati's oldest gallery with a stated mission to foster an awareness and appreciation for visual arts, and to directly support the development of our 60 established and emerging artists by presenting and promoting their work to the largest possible audience. Tyler Shields: Controlled Chaos, is the Gallery’s first photographic art exhibition.