Dutes Miller and Stan ShellabargerMarch 11th, 2011
Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger –
The imagery of partners and collaborators Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger has been near ubiquitous over the past few years in Chicago. Either you’ve seen them performing, knitting a link between them, or discovered their quaint Victorian profiles with beards intertwined, or stumbled across documentation of their far flung performances, digging joint graves and the like. Their work is constantly plumbing the depths of how to express intimacy through the collaborative creative act, tracking their interactions and emotions. Recent exhibitions include Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL; Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine; and an upcoming solo exhibition in 2011 at the Illinois State University Galleries in Normal, Illinois.