Long Gone

Maren Miller

February 12th -26th, 2011

Miller’s work reflects the processes through which one’s surroundings condition cultural production. Her work recombines architecture, art, memorial, ornament, and design; questioning the distinction between abstraction and representation. LONG GONE explores forms that have existed in human consciousness since the dawn of image and object making. These include such representations as: the vessel, the wedge, the repeating pattern, the path, and the monolith. Remarking on each object’s revisionist history, Miller’s intent is to reveal the dually mundane and mystical qualities that these forms have acquired. Miller works in a range of media, blurring the line between sculptural “environment” and closed pictorial space. Her intent is to bring the viewer to the approximate moment when an external object becomes an internal image.