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.

See the online gallery to purchase on the Bells Gallery website.

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.