Susan Giles: MutualArt Article as Featured on Huffington Post

Jun 27, 2015

Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, through July 26

Cities are defined by their skylines. Chicago is the Sears Tower, Manhattan is the Empire State Building. In Scenic Overlook, Susan Giles takes the signature architectural features of four of the world’s tallest observation towers and literally upends them. These massive wooden constructions, now perched on tripods, lose their powerful verticality and take on the form of telescopes, or missiles. Points that hitherto scraped the sky are now aimed at viewers on the catwalk on the second story of the gallery. Giles’ work, on a smaller scale, is also on view in a solo show at THE MISSION until June 27.