If you came to our Issue 15 release party at SIGNAL gallery in Bushwick, you may have noticed the tall white curtains making a maze of the space. These were part of an installation by Anna K. Miller for her first solo exhibition: seven hundred yards of cheesecloth dipped in water and glue, sculpted into surprisingly rigid folds, and strung up to span the width of the gallery.
We’re happy to announce that SIGNAL is extending its run of FOLDS through Sunday, December 16th, and hosting a closing reception for the show on Sunday from 5 to 8 PM. It’s a beautiful piece, and Anna an artist well worth supporting, so we hope to see you there (260 Johnson Avenue, a few blocks from the Montrose L stop). More information about the show from SIGNAL below.
SIGNAL is pleased to present FOLDS, the first solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Anna K. Miller.
FOLDS is a gallery-spanning large-scale installation: 700 yards of cheesecloth have been draped from the structural beams in the ceiling, forming ghostly, semi-opaque curtains that section off the gallery floor. Frozen into shape with a mixture of glue and water, the draped cloth preserves the handwrung irregularities of the process in rippling folds. Viewers are invited along the path of the curtains, to become immersed within the installation, and to consider the latent forms made visible within the space and material.
Working through a limited palette of common materials, plywood, beeswax, honey, canvas, and cheesecloth, Miller’s practice has long focused on repetitive processes, the gradual accumulation of effects in a given material. Previous works have used the same combination of cheesecloth and glue to preserve objects in relief; this installation represents an expansion of the theme, continuing what Miller describes as “a conversation with material.” A quality intrinsic to the material is realized through experimentation, something unanticipated arises—then is isolated, repeated, and accumulated.
Anna K Miller attended Princeton University and received an MFA from Hunter College. Originally from Los Alamos, New Mexico, she lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.