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An Interview with Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger

Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger

Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger are an artist-couple who work both collaboratively and independently, in modes that could be classified as sculpture, performance, both, or neither. Their work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and they are represented in Chicago by Western Exhibitions.  Recently, Erik Wennermark and I (Jeriah Hildwine) met Dutes and Stan at Western Exhibitions to discuss their work.  We talked about baking, carpentry, crocheting, walking, and queering the cameo.  We also discussed the smell of butter, the meanings of the color pink, and the intrinsic politics of a cup of coffee as embodied in that age-old question:  Starbucks, or Dunkin Donuts?

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