ART: Tyler Shields Fairytale
Photographer Tyler Shields has become a Cincinnati favorite since his first show at Miller Gallery in 2012, Controlled Chaos. Before that exhibit, CityBeat contributor Maria Seda-Reeder interviewed Shields, writing, The Jacksonville, Florida native gets a lot of flack for being so popular. Newsweek/Daily Beast columnist Chris Lee wrote, Shields remains something of a joke in fine arts circles and is written off as a star-fucker by his vocal detractors. To hear him tell it, hes just a guy who never went to art school (or high school, for that matter), taught himself how to edit skate videos (he was a professional inline vert skater in his late teens/early twenties) and took a picture with his roommates camera that got really big on MySpace. Since Controlled Chaos, Shields nicknamed the Warhol of his generation by Sothebys has exhibited multiple times at Miller Gallery: in 2013, 2016 and 2018. The new exhibit, Fairytale, will feature his modern and inverse interpretations of classic stories. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. On view through Dec. 24. Free admission. Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, facebook.com/millergallery.
Photo: Tyler Shields