Beacon Gallery is delighted to host Cheryl Miller, as their Artist-In-Residence for the Summer 2023 through August 27th. Their upcoming exhibition Cheryl Miller: If We Stand Tall, will feature the work of this longtime New York photographer who is now based in the Boston area. The public is invited to experience Miller’s studio as created within Beacon Gallery from through August 24th and then enjoy the culminating exhibition of the residency, entitled If We Stand Tall from August 25th to the 27th. An opening reception shall be hosted on August 25th, from 6 to 8 pm.
During the residency, Miller will exhibit her photographs, immerse visitors in the discussion of audio-generated narratives written to accompany them, guide the installation of a community-based Ancestral Alter to include offerings from the surrounding community, immerse visitors in the discussion, and engage local artists in conversation about the importance of the art we create and the legacies we leave. Her studio practice will be open to the public in its incubation phase prior to the official exhibition. August’s First Friday and Studio Sundays will open Miller’s residency to the public (August 4, 6, 13, and 20th), and the residency is also open by appointment. Please contact the gallery to arrange a visit.
Following the dates of the residency, Cheryl Miller: If We Stand Tall (August 25 – 27, 2023) will officially open to the public. If We Stand Tall comes from the African Proverb: “If we stand tall it is because we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us.” This proverb encapsulates Miller’s role as a story keeper and archivist for her family, community, and her brilliant portfolio of Black figurative film-based photography narrating decades of culture and cultural icons.