Sarah Cusimano Miles: Solomon’s House
December 1, 2012 – January 26, 2013
Opening: Saturday, Dec 1, 6-8pm
Martine Chaisson Gallery
727 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Tues – Sat 10am-5pm
Sarah Cusimano Miles’ Solomon’s House explores the collections repository of the Anniston Museum of Natural History in Anniston, Alabama. The specimens are taken from the dark storage where they reside, on shelves, in bottles, and in drawers, and bathed with light to illuminate the often disturbing and exquisite elegance of the accumulated and warehoused organisms. By portraying these objects through the tradition of the still life, the artist explores ideas of cultural decadence and beauty in stasis.
Sarah Cusimano Miles is a native of Gadsden, Alabama where she is an exhibiting artist, photographer, and educator. Her work has been published and exhibited regionally and nationally, and is also in a number of private and corporate collections. Sarah’s photographs utilize the interpretation of objects and their symbolic associations as a way of commenting on the psychology of human experience. Sarah was the 2nd place winner of PhotoNOLA’s 2011 Review Prize.