Josh Shorey and Christopher Spurgin
Halitide is a time-based multimedia installation including kinetic sculpture, sound, and projection, that creates a space for ominous curiosity. The installation is composed of three to seven freestanding steel hoppers that slowly pour salt onto the ground, revealing sound from embedded speakers over a 4 hour period, and a 9-channel collaged video projection that blends landscape scenes from the Great Lakes region of the US.
May 6, 2017 6 pm - 9 pm
Opening May 13. Closes June 22.
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.
Michael’s work stems from finding pattern and rhythm in the world around him. His paintings begin from finding places and spaces between words and lines in the text of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia. These spaces/rhythms/patterns serve as the beginning of the paintings onto which he adds color, line, and paint. The colors and patterns come from instinctual spaces in his head; they are worked and worked over on 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.