Interview by Kayla Curtis-Evans
Mia Middleton doesn’t accept many things at face value. Instead, she dissects the unexpected, the unknown, and the unexplored. Her exhibition at Roberts Projects, aptly titled, Love Story, is her version of a classic narrative exploring interpersonal relationships. With it, she dissects our expectations and assumptions when it comes to navigating the turbulence of love.
Many of Middleton’s visceral oil paintings conjure familiar poignant feelings, feelings of longing, sadness, or comfort — but this choice of emotion is wholly up to the viewer. Human relationships, like the nature of life itself, are ever-evolving. Middleton invites her audiences to dive into that gray area between pleasure and pain through this body of work.