Gemini by Kirby Miles
August 3-26, 2023
Opening Reception on Friday, August 4th, 2023; 5p-8p
Other programming to TBD
All artworks are for sale or available by commission.
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Gemini, a solo exhibition by artist Kirby Miles, is on view at Bells Gallery on August 3-26, 2023. This body of work is a quick and raucous exploration excavated out of sculpture and mixed media.
Artist Statement on Gemini
Domestic | Cave
Feminine | Other
Tender | Feral
Power | Unnatural
Proof | Earthly Bonds
Woman | Woman
There is a presence of saccharine glitter and seductive sleekness that add no nutritional value-it’s purely pleasure. Colors are natural to the environment from which they came-a sunbleached shimmering biome of undulating fluorescence. At times color represents skin, and at times, it represents the terrain in which the skin traverses.”
Kirby has created a realness that permeates each surface, carrying with it historical notions of how the feminine has endured. She says, “Myths of women intertwined-blood drinkers, harlots, and witches. All of this is a reclamation. A point so sharp that it cannot hide.
Kirby Miles is a queer painter living and working in Chattanooga, TN. She received her BFA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2019. She has also attended the Chautauqua School of Art. She is a curator of the Tangerine Gallery in Chattanooga, TN.