Brad Miller, installation view of “Primordial Algorithms,” 2011.

Brad Miller

Santa Barbara

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At the core of Brad Miller’s unusually diverse work—ceramic vessels, “burn” paintings, site-specific installations—there is a principle shared by set theory, blastocoels (early dividing embryos), electron dispersions, computer programming, compositional aesthetics, and political economies. That principle might be described as the manner in which systems spontaneously and randomly distribute units, space, information, and materials, while observing a kind of meta-patterning, or internal logic, ordered enough to achieve effective/symmetrical/efficient/ attractive solutions…see the entire review in the print version of May’s Sculpture magazine.