Charlie Miller: Anything But Rehab
February 27–April 3, 2010
Twelve works using mixed media, collage, and acrylic paint are all paintings on fields of actual drug prescriptions from the 1950s that the artist found in his studio, a former pharmacy in Sherman Heights. “I couldn’t resist using them in my work,” Miller wrote in a note for the exhibition. “Everyone seems to be on meds these days, including myself. There’s a pill for everything.” Titles include Got Meds?, Lenny Bruce, and Mother’s Little Helper. Anything But Rehab has a woman in a bathing suit, with a postage stamp and the word HAITI at the top. A limited edition of signed posters of this piece was made available for sale with half of the proceeds to aid Haitian earthquake relief.