To celebrate Boise’s Sesquicentennial, Boise Art Museum presents URBAN, an exhibition of Boise City sites by artists Jan Boles, Charles Gill, Michael Miller and Karen Woods. Over the past decade, these four artists have developed distinctive visions of Boise and bodies of work inspired by the locales of our city.
These four urban-inspired artists use photography and panoramic formats as vehicles for exploring the expansive nature of Boise’s streetscapes. Their spectrum of work ranges from iconic buildings to back alleyways, side roads, automobiles and advertising signs. They record the angles and views that we see every day, but may not have noticed. From their explorations of the city, the artists have compiled an honest portrayal of Boise buildings and structures, old and new, large and small. Together, the artworks in Urban offer a visual time capsule of Boise.
Works included in the exhibition are on loan from the artists,
the City of Boise and private lenders and drawn from the Museum’s Permanent Collection.
IMAGE: Michael J. Miller, Club 44, 2000, acrylic on masonite, Boise City Department of Arts and History Boise Visual Chronicle Collection.