Brooklyn-based artist Jean Miele uses photography to explore the borderlands between fiction and reality, delving into his interest in perception, spirituality and mysticism to create his images. While drawing on 19th and 20th century ideals, he has enthusiastically embraced the 21st century photographic techniques.
On exhibition at Catherine Couturier Gallery, formerly John Cleary Gallery, will be two of the artists series. The Vintage Series: Scientific Inquiries presents an interplay between words and images that explores the connections between science, theology, cartography and photography. Each photomontage melds the artist's own photographs with historical artifacts, ranging from ancient manuscripts to 19th century glass plates to NASA images.
Iceland takes a more terrestrial approach and explores the stark beauty of the elemental forces that abound in the land of fire and ice.
Mieles work has appeared in numerous shows and publications across the globe, including The Houston Center for Photography, Photo London and Fotografiens Hus Gallery in Oslo, Norway, among others. In addition to making fine art photography, Miele is an in-demand teacher, whose workshops, seminars and one-on-one instruction empower students to realize their own photographic vision in the modern age.
The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception. On view through April 20.