Holy Family University Art Gallery Presents Social Voyeurism, paintings by Natasha Giles
Exhibit Dates: February 2-28, 2017
The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present Natasha Giles’ work, titled Social Voyeurism. The exhibit features paintings from her most recent body of work, and are inspired by social media, memory, and the experience of moments in time. In this series, the unspoken communication of body language and character is exuded in each captured moment.
Natasha is a Georgia based painter and educator, originally from Kentucky. She received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007 and her MFA from the University of Kentucky in 2011. She will have upcoming exhibitions at Transylvania University, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, The Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center (Lexington, Kentucky), and The Carnegie Center (New Albany, Indiana).
From the artist: “My work is about social voyeurism and our shared experience of memories and moments in time. Many people are laying their private or mundane thoughts and actions at the feet of the masses for consumption. I pilfer public images, memories that are not my own, and create paintings where I imagine, investigate, and become a part of that original moment. In my paintings, I reinterpret each event and invite the viewer to engage and participate with me. Each painting is created from images found on social media. The photos used as reference were taken by different individuals. More than anything, I am drawn to the interactions of the people in the original photographs. What intrigues me is the illusion of time and the unspoken communication of body language; the personality and character that is exuded in a captured moment.”
The event will take place at Holy Family University’s Education Technology Center (ETC) in the lobby and art gallery. Parking is available to all in the Campus Center parking lot in the visitor section without restriction.
This exhibition is part of Holy Family's monthly Gallery shows held throughout the academic year, each of which showcases a new and diverse exhibit featuring artists from around the world as well as Holy Family University's graduating art majors. The intended audiences of this exhibition are people of all ages.
The University Art Gallery is located on the Lower Level of the Education & Technology Center on the University’s Northeast Philadelphia campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am - 8 pm.