David Miller, Kathy, (detail) 1999, selenium-toned silver-bromide print
David Miller's installations, site-works, sculpture and performance reflect his long involvement with photography. Using photograms, the most basic form of photography, Night (1995 - 2000) is a series based on constellations of matter including earth and cremated ash. Photography is a medium traditionally associated with the "truth". Given this association, Miller attempts to retrieve the contingency of existence in these artworks about memory and uncertainty As approximations of the night sky, they bring to mind the whole of the cosmos as a unified body of knowledge, experience, reverence, and awe. Miller's work embraces a wide variety of discursive and material practices. His recent exhibitions include: small world, Stadtmuseum Muenster, Germany; Collecting Shadows, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax; Yawning, At Home Gallery, Samorin, Slovakia; and the group exhibition Tracing Shadows, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto. This year The Jewish Museum, Winnipeg, will unveil Sterne/Susan's Way, a permanent installation of his photographs. This Fall he will be travelling to Brno, Czech Republic, to head the department of photography at the art academy. Co-sponsored by CARFAC Saskatchewan Visual Artists Collective.