January 12 – February 10, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, January 12, 6-8pm
Schroeder Romero is pleased to announce Just the Other Side of Nowhere a solo exhibition by Reuben Lorch-Miller. This is his first solo show in New York.
Just the Other Side of Nowhere repeats basic themes of power, language, and representation. Added to these are ideas of fictive biography, regionalism, cultural motifs, idealized images and objects, formalism, anti-heroics, ambivalence and landscape. The work physically exists as flags, text paintings, video, photography and sculpture. The pieces are intended to be viewed as parts of an interconnected whole, composing a nonlinear, cyclical and tangential visual narrative. Images and forms are inverted, reflected, doubled, looped, tipped over and turned in on themselves.
This body of work borrows from artistic traditions that examine themes of isolation, delusion, redemption, downfall, violence and reinvention. Additionally, within these forms, the environment or landscape often acts as a character of power, sustainer, destroyer, regeneration and death. Much of this work locates itself at the edge of place and time, involved in an endless cycle of hope and despair.
Reuben Lorch-Miller has had numerous solo exhibitions including New Demands at Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco in 2005. He has been included in the recent group exhibitions Hybridity at the 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky, Swallow Harder at the Frye Museum in Seattle, and Searchers at White Box, New York. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.