‘Dakota Moniker’ Exhibit Opens at MU Gallery
Published: Monday, October 1, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 1, 2012 16:10
The NDSU Memorial Union art gallery will be playing host to the work of photographer J. Earl Miller this month.
The exhibit, titled “Dakota Moniker - Past and Present,” will receive an opening reception this Thursday which will start at 4 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The exhibit itself will run throughout the month until Oct. 28. At the opening reception, Miller will discuss his work as well as his inspiration and travels.
Miller is a local photographer who hails from Fargo. He was educated in photography at Moorhead State University and Central Lakes College in Minnesota. His photos have been featured mostly in the High Plains Reader as well as in the “Art of the Plains” show at the Plains Art Museum in downtown Fargo.
Miller’s work features the odd and the out of the ordinary appearing in everyday places. From a group of stuffed animals in a field, to a rusted washing machine fading away in the middle of a pasture, his work highlights the little oddities found across the plains that we take for granted. The final impression is one that leaves the viewer remembering all of the road trips, family vacations and treks into the countryside that first introduced them to the often-surreal nature of the Dakota region.
This will not be Miller’s first show, and will act as the follow-up to his previous “A Scenic Overlook” exhibition.
“Dakota Moniker - Past and Present” will feature photos never before seen by the public. The Memorial Union Gallery’s web page describes Miller’s upcoming show as “intriguing, it’s thought provoking, and it’s a show that you simply do not want to miss!”
Keep an eye on upcoming issues of The Spectrum for a review of the exhibit later this month.