Best Gallery Exhibition
"In Which _____ and Others Discover the End"
Liz Miller is usually a solo artist, painstakingly cutting felt, foam, and other materials and bolting them into vast installations that transform spaces into otherworldly environments. The work presented tends to lack pretense and academic affectation, instead focusing artists with original voices. For the installation "In Which ____ and Others Discover the End," however, she took the bold step of inviting collaborators. The performance collective Supergroup, experimental playwright Rachel Jendrzejewski, and art-rock band Brute Heart joined to help her investigate the ways in which her work could progress in new directions — not simply in form, but also in meaning. Sound, movement, texture, color, even the tactility of the installation changed during the performances, which took climate change as a starting point. For Public Functionary, which prides itself on being a non-traditional space for inclusiveness and creativity, Miller's installation and the collaborative performances took that mission to a new level.