January 4 - February 16, 2002
Opening Reception: Friday, January 4, 2002, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Reuben Lorch-Miller’s work is primarily influenced by a sense of wonder with the miniscule details of the world--a place where the everyday object modulates into poetry, and experience can supersede understanding. Often working with materials, images, and objects that are close at hand, he strives to evoke feelings of enchantment, fascination, and wonder. Lorch-Miller’s sound/sculpture installation Avian electronically simulates the cacophony of hundreds of birds that all seem to be chirping at the same time. This installation consists of 100 small speakers individually suspended from the ceiling at various heights on steel rods to form a cluster of sound in the center of the room. Each speaker seems dedicated to its own soundtrack. This aesthetic attests to Lorch-Miller’s attention to aspects of the invention of Nature as a conceptualized entity. Lorch-Miller’s work references cultural traditions where natural wonderment exists as an aesthetic object.