Exhibition: Jean Miele: What Could Be

Jean Miele: What Could Be
March 23 - April 20, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 23, 6-8 p.m.

The Vintage Series: Scientific Inquiries
Scientific Inquiries explores the idea that science, mysticism, theology, cartography, cosmology and photography are intertwined disciplines, and that all arise from the fundamental human need to ask: "Who are we, and what is our place in the universe?"
 
Each hand-embossed photomontage in this series melds my own photographs with historical artifacts: ancient manuscripts, maps, star charts, ship's logs, NASA photographs, and 19th century glass plates. This work explores the question of who we are, historically, spiritually, and perceptually: Do we create our own reality? Does magic exist? Is "truth" a matter of perception?
 
To that end, the deliberately small scale of these images, deceptively ambiguous navigational aids, and barely legible text reflect the way answers to the questions that are most important to us are always just slightly beyond our grasp. It reminds us that no matter how advanced the methods or technology we bring to bear, "facts," scientific and otherwise, inevitably change over time.
 
This series peers backwards and forwards through time. It gratefully acknowledges the debt we owe to the individual genius and collective persistence of a thousand generations of philosophers, scientists, alchemists, mathematicians, and poets. It also reminds us that "Who am I?" and "What's out there?" are eternal questions. Transcendence rules. What we know - and what we think possible - has no zenith, but is part of a seemlessly evolving continuum.
 
 
 Jean Miele - Cosmological Argument
 
Cosmological Argument
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches, edition of 25

 

 

 
Jean Miele - Where Time Stops
 
Where Time Stops
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches, edition of 25
 
 
 
 
Jean Miele - For Frank Hurley
For Frank Hurley
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches, edition of 25
 
 
 
 
Jean Miele - Terra Incognita
Terra Incognita
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches, edition of 25
 
Jean Miele - Celestial Navigation
Celestial Navigation 
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches, edition of 25

Branches of the Same Tree
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches, edition of 25
 
 
 
 
 
Jean Miele - Two Ants in a Garden Attempting to Converse About the History of France
 
Two Ants in a Garden Attempting to Converse About the History of France
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches, edition of 25
 
 

 

 
Jean Miele - Fundamental Laws ALter
 
Fundamental Laws Alter
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches, edition of 25
 
 
 
 
 
Jean Miele - The Three Kinds of Navigation
 
The Three Kinds of Navigation
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches, edition of 25
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jean Miele - Hc Svnt Dracones
 
Hc Svnt Dracones
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches, edition of 25
 
 
 
 
 
Jean Miele - The Blind Traveler
The Blind Traveler
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches, edition of 25
 

 

Jean Miele - The Heart Has its Reasons
The Heart has its Reasons
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches, edition of 25
 
Jean Miele - Small Gifts
Small Gifts
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches, edition of 25
 
 
 
 
 
 
jean miele - projection
 
Projection
archival pigment ink print
8 x 10 inches, edition of 25: $1,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iceland
 
I had always heard Iceland was the land of Fire and Ice. What took me by surprise was the wind – and the waves. The south wind and the ocean both travel for more than 4000 miles uninterrupted between Antarctica and the southern coast of Iceland. They make landfall with breathtaking, almost ferocious intensity in and around the little town of Vik i Mýrdal. At 6°.25N 19°1'W, Vik is very nearly Iceland’s southernmost point. Windswept and starkly beautiful, southern Iceland is steeped in history and inhabited by Spirits of Place. It’s special. Iceland made me feel calm, and connected to All There Is. I spent a few unforgettable days there in May 2009, early spring, visiting the home of giants, where the elemental forces that shape the world live
 
 
 
jean miele - an interesting road
An Interesting Road
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800
 
 
 
 
jean miele - a thin place
A Thin Place
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800
 
 
 
 
 
jean miele - wind, waves, time
Wind, Waves, Time
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800
 
 
 
 
jean miele - sunset along rte 1
Sunset Along Rte 1
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800
 
 
 
 
jean miele - Myrdalssandur
Myrdalssandur
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800
 
 
 
 
jean miele - Hjorleifshofdi
Hjorleifshofdi
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800
 
 
 
 
jean miele - Reynisdrangar
Reynisdrangar
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800
 
 
 
 
jean miele - Small Icebergs at Jokulsarlon
Small Icebergs at Jokulsarlon
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800
 
 
 
 
jean miele - Storm Clouds Over Reynisdrangar
Storm Clouds Over Reynisdrangar
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800
 
 
 
 
jean miele - Black Beach at JokulsarlonBlack Beach at Jokulsarlon
Black Beach at Jokulsarlon
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800
 
 
 
 
jean miele - Dyrholaey
Dyrholaey
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800
 
 
 
 
jean miele - Jokulsarlon Icebergs, Vatnajokull Glacier
Jokulsarlon Icebergs, Vatnajokull Glacier
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800
 
 
 
 
jean miele - Dyrholaey From Reynisfjall
Dyrholaey From Reynisfjall
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800
 
 
 
 
jean miele - Halsanefshellir
Halsanefshellir
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800
 
 
 
 
jean miele - On The Way To Vik
On The Way To Vik
archival pigment print
12 x 12 inches, edition of 25: $800