The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is proud to exhibit the work of photographer Lynette Miller in the Upper Gallery September 7 through October 5. The public is welcome to celebrate the opening with an artist’s reception from 6-8pm on September 7. More than twenty stunning images will grace the gallery space and stimulate discussion. Miller is a Black Mountain resident with a history of contributing her photographic knowledge and passions to the Arts Center. Her knowledge of the medium’s past, and significantly, its present digital possibilities fuel her work as well as her point of view. Lux and Lumen will display her multi-layered photographic constructions of lush landscapes subdivided and superimposed with geometric constructions and mathematical diagrams meant to invite the viewer to consider invisible or conceptual aspects of space. The artist asks, “Is there more to reality than what is observable, measurable or optically possible?” These works encourage the viewer to look more deeply than the surface of the image. “A photograph is a two-dimensional representation of light reflected from three-dimensional space,” says Miller. “No other medium renders perceptible reality more accurately - a magical quality that has captivated me for most of my many years of art-making. But an image that is a representation of only what can emit or absorb light presents some limitations. These images integrate the inferred veracity inherent in a photograph with conceptual possibility. While landscape photography is the starting point for my images; the digital darkroom enables me to explore dimensional space, time, perception and illusion.” Miller has spent her career behind a camera and in front of a classroom. She received her MFA in fine art from SUNY Buffalo and taught darkroom photography at Niagara University and digital photography at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Her work explores alternative, innovative ways of creating and conceptualizing art, and has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her studio is in Black Mountain.