Susan Giles in Conversation with Allison Peters Quinn

Jun 25, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 6pm, THE MISSION

Please join us for a gallery talk at THE MISSION with Susan Giles and Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions & Residency Programs at Hyde Park Art Center. Giles and Quinn will discuss Points in Space, an exhibition of small-scale sculptures that combine intricate paper models of iconic architecture — assembled from found and original patterns — with raw concrete bases resembling everyday infrastructure such as viaducts, columns and bridge supports. Giles reflects on the symbolic power of verticality and aerial perspective in contrast to the vernacular aesthetic of phone cameras, Google Street View and social media. Giles selects and isolates fragments of iconic architecture in the same way that tourists’ photographs privilege the most distinctive and recognizable elements of a place.

Susan Giles in Conversation with Allison Peters Quinn
Thursday, June 25, 6pm, THE MISSION

Points in Space
through Saturday, June 27, 2015, THE MISSION

Large-scale wooden sculptures by Susan Giles can be seen in a concurrent exhibition, Scenic Overlook, at Hyde Park Art Center through Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Catalog Release Party & Closing Reception, Scenic Overlook
Sunday, July 26, 2-4pm, Hyde Park Art Center

Related Artists:

Susan Giles, Clarissa Tossin