Fraenkel Gallery: Ambient Jukebox and Other Stories

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

Ambient Jukebox & Other Stories
January 11–March 9, 2024

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Ambient Jukebox & Other Stories, an exhibition of new work by multidisciplinary artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. Atmospheric, dreamlike, and theatrical, the duo’s work explores how sound affects perception. In one room, altered mirrorballs and a NASA soundtrack create the illusion of slowly moving galaxies. In another, a vintage jukebox plays ambient, drone-like tracks. Other pieces combine audio elements with painting and scraps from the studio to explore how sound can shape experience. This will be the artists’ second solo exhibition with the gallery since 2018.

Artists’ Reception

Saturday, January 13, 2024, 2‑4pm
Fraenkel Gallery, 49 Geary St

Please join us in celebrating the exhibition, in the company of artists Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller. 

Images in GIF by Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller: Suitcase theater, 2000-23, mixed media & air-dry clay, suitcase, smart phone, charger, clamp, wooden shelf; Ambient Jukebox, 2023, interactive jukebox with various tracks of ambient guitar music composed by the artists; Lost at night, 2023, mixed media, electronics, audio & battery on wooden pedestal; House in Field, 2022, oil paint on Birch panel with shelf & found text; Pack Up Your Troubles, 2023, gramophone horn, suitcase, electronics, audio. Portrait of Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller by Zev Tiefenbach.