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ACME. is pleased to present the gallery's second solo e xhibition by Los Angeles artist Christopher Miles. The exh ibition comprises three new sculptures made of paper layered and laminated with acrylic polymer and paint over aluminum armatures. Related to the cera mic works Miles has previously exhibited at ACME.\, the works in this exhib ition further the artist's ongoing interests in sculpture as constructed fo rm and the expressive potential of sculpture. 

Miles' works in recent years give nods to influences as varied as Expressionist\, Cubist\, Surrealist\, and Vitalist sculpture\ , Abstract Expressionist ceramics\, "Neo-Dada\," West Coast Assemblage and "Funk" art\, pre-Minimalist experiments in the evocative potential of space and form\, Postminimalist investigations of phenomenology and materiality\ , and both contemporary and historical artistic considerations of the grote sque and the abject. The works bridge between anthropomorphic suggestion\, visceral presence\, and heavily gestural\, abstract form. The works operate in both the domain of the literal with their insistent materiality\, and t he domain of the literary\, with their teasing allusion. 

Christopher Miles completed his BA at the College of Creative Studies\, University of California at Santa Barbara\, and his MFA at the School of Fine Arts\, University of Southern California. Also well known as a writer and curator\, he has been active in the Los An geles arts community for two decades. He has taught at multiple art schools and departments in Southern California\, and since 1998\, he has been on t he faculty at California State University\, Long Beach\, where he recently served as Director of the School of Art\, and presently serves as the inter im Dean of the College of the Arts.

Eight new sculptures by Miles currently are featured in the art ist's first solo museum exhibition\, on view though July 28\, at the Pasade na Museum of California Art. http://pmcaonline.org

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