In Spirit + Structure is a solo exhibition presenting works by Nathan Miller. This exhibition marks a moment in Miller’s continual examination of the sacred–in object and in place. Miller’s ruminations in faith are expressed through photography, sculpture, sound, and installation. The Black church operating in and occupying multiple planes, becomes a subject, a landscape, and a purpose in Miller’s work.
Nathan Miller was born in Evergreen Park IL in 1990 and grew up in the West Pullman neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. Miller’s father, a Pentecostal preacher, artist, and educator, introduced him to music theory and photography. Through use of these mediums, Miller began to connect the temporal self to the eternal self. His work in photography, sound, sculpture, and public installation is an interdisciplinary translation of the spiritual within the context of the human experience. Miller has studied photography abroad at the University of Arts London (UK) and received a BFA degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013, and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.