"A Retrospective Look" exhibit opens at downtown gallery

"A Retrospective Look" exhibit opens at downtown gallery

"Still Life With Figures," a piece from the "A Retrospective Look" exhibit.

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The Lycoming College Art Gallery will host Lawrence Charles Miller’s "A Retrospective Look" exhibit from Thursday, July 23 to Saturday, Sept. 5. A reception and gallery talk will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 and Sept. 4 at 25 W. Fourth Street, Williamsport. These events are free and open to the public.

In "A Retrospective Look," Miller creates pictures that imply their own fiction, making pictures within and about pictures. He is known for his sense of humor, which is often evident in his art.

"The work in this show dates from 1972 to 2014," said Miller. "While selecting these pictures I was surprised to see a vocabulary of persistent signs and symbols. This suggests that I knew what I was doing. I didn’t, and I don’t. I do know that I made an effort to find a most common denominator – and I don’t know what that means either. This blind spot interests me."

Miller has exhibited extensively across the United States, including exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, as well as exhibition abroad in Wales, Tijuana, and San Paulo. His work is in the permanent collection of Museum of Modern Art in New York City; Museum of Modern Art in Wales, U.K.; Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, Sao Paulo; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the FluxMuseum in Texas. He received his Master of Arts from Syracuse University and his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Kutztown State College.

The Lycoming College Art Gallery is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 2-8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1-9 p.m. The gallery features regional and national exhibitions in addition to the annual Art Faculty Show and Senior Show. For more information, please visit the Lycoming College Art Gallery Web page.

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