5 Art Shows to See
by Oliver Peterson
June 13, 2014
“Sloth Pieta” by Steve Miller at Longhouse Reserve, Photo: Paula Peterson
Steve Miller Health of the Planet at Longhouse Reserve
Hamptons artist Steve Miller returns to Longhouse Reserve with outdoor versions of his popular “Health of the Planet” series. This collection of freestanding glass panels features x-rays of Brazilian animals from the Amazon River basin, and displays a provocative clash between art and science, as only Miller can. Like Da Vinci and Frank Oppenheimer before him, the artist uses scientific devices to produce his striking multimedia works, while at the same time turning viewers toward thoughts of our suffering natural environment—as most clearly demonstrated in the South American rain forests. Longhouse Reserve’s natural splendor makes an ideal setting for these breathtaking sculpture.