Miller & Shellabarger, Untitled (Pink Tube), 2003-ongoing. Performance with pink yarn and crochet needles, dimensions variable.

Miller & Shellabarger


Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

As individual artists, Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger diverge wildly in terms of interests and means of execution. Miller’s candy-colored phallic sculptures and reworkings of homoerotic porn are orgiastic, playful, and irreverent, as was his recent installation, In the Garden, which situated his collages and paintings in a landscape of high artifice—a fey cruising ground in a garden of sexual pleasures. Shel­labarger’s process-based practice, on the other hand, consists of durational performances and their resultant ephemera, which bear traces of his paced walking, endlessly repeated handwritten signatures, or compulsive sanding…see the entire review in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.