One Hundred - Michael Giles


Channel To Channel is pleased to host One Hundred, a selection of abstract paintings from Michael Giles. Inspired by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, Michael begins his art making by finding places and spaces between words and lines in this text. He follows his journey out of the novel and into reality where he finds his patterns and rhythm. The colors and patterns begin to evolve from instinctual spaces in his head; they are worked onto the canvas in layers which are considered, covered, and combined. Taking a cue from the Deleuzian “becoming”, his paintings are an attempt to find a new meaning in the spaces between these disparate influences; an attempt to combine text into visual language; an attempt to find a new impetus to make art.

Michael Giles is a Venezuelan-American artist working primarily in painting and drawing. He has exhibited internationally, and currently lives and works in Knoxville, TN. Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, he was raised in Baltimore, OH. He studied as part of the Reciprocal Exchange Program at Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia, 1996) and received a BFA from the Ohio State University in 2000, and a MFA from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2007. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN.

Opening: May 12 6-8 | Runs through June 22