Peter Miller
"Places"
March 17 to April 16

Brett Henrikson
"Chaotic Forms"
March 17 to April 16

Peter Miller
"Places"
March 17 to April 16

Brett Henrikson
"Chaotic Forms"
March 17 to April 16

Peter Miller
"Places"
March 17 to April 16

Brett Henrikson
"Chaotic Forms"
March 17 to April 16

Peter Miller
"Places"
March 17 to April 16

Current Exhibits:

Peter Miller, “Places
Brett Henrikson, “Chaotic Forms

Opening reception: Thursday March 17, 2016 from 5 to 9pm
Exhibit: March 17 to April 16, 2016

Peter Miller, “Places

Pause at a street corner and observe every detail at eye level in the shop window, left and right, across the street, then look above to the sky’s reflection in the windows, and below to the texture of the brick sidewalk. Observe everything in sharp focus from the periphery of the image to its center.

Photographs are reflections on permanence, the capture of a moment in time. Peter Miller amplifies the conventional idea of a photographic scene in his hyper-realist panoramic compositions. With every detail rendered and wide views captured, the images capture the moment and simultaneously question the boundaries of the real.

The panoramics merge the big skies with street level views of everyday urban scenes — people waiting for the train, walking to work, smoking cigarettes in the alley — and freeze those transient moments. The themes are shared with the 17th century Dutch landscaper painter Jacob van Ruisdael: transience and permanence; the sublime and the mundane; the forces of nature and the efforts of man to harness nature.

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Brett Henrikson, “Chaotic Forms

Most photographs serve as a conduit for realism providing the viewer with a window into our world. The images for Chaotic Forms are broken windows; silver shards created through destruction echoing a dialogue with dark dreams from a long forgotten past. In these dreams skin becomes metallic and I let the light guide my sense of mysticism into somewhere new that only exists on the ether and in the shimmering light from my darkroom trays and from behind my eyes. In dialogue with classical painting and sculpture, Chaotic Forms allows for the surreal and the deceptive to enter back into the photograph. The slow nature of working in the darkroom takes on a meditative quality, the red light and glass plates dance in the shadows with endless possibility. I show the viewer smoke and mirrors, intimate forms and dark beauty.

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