Reception: Saturday, July 13 from 3pm to 5pm
Ursula Miller is a DC-based artist and graphic designer who studied painting and darkroom photography at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey. While her background is in the slower processes of analog, hand-held media, where the object is precious, her current work explores the relationship that the ease of capture and surplus of imagery in today’s culture creates.
These projects explore the space between repetition and uniqueness, represented in the volume of discrete, similar things, and in particular, shared experiences experienced separately.
Many of her projects use repetition to erase the individual, as in the obscured smiling faces of vacationers in Bridges, creating something universal in its anonymity, despite the personal nature of the composing elements. In Beta Fish: Alone Together, Night Box (Bus Stop), and Pillow, Miller, highlights the loneliness of an experience that is common, but not shared.
Harmony Hall Arts Center’s Main Gallery is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD. For more information, call the Arts Office at 301-203-6070 or visit http://arts.pgparks.com/1979/Harmony-Hall-Arts-Center.