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Exhibition Detail
Bloom
Curated by: Constance Mallinson
490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101


March 10th, 2013 - July 28th, 2013
Opening: 
March 9th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Untitled (Ecce Homo Lancelot Marini) [detail], Christopher MilesChristopher Miles,
Untitled (Ecce Homo Lancelot Marini) [detail],
2012, Acrylic, paper, and aluminum, 83 x 60 x 30 in.
© Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Cecily Miles
Untitled (Ecce Homo Lancelot Marini), Christopher MilesChristopher Miles,
Untitled (Ecce Homo Lancelot Marini),
2012, Acrylic, Paper, Aluminum, 83” X 60” X 30”
© Photo credit: Cecily Miles
Untitled (Lynda Lee Stargazer Strangelove), Christopher MilesChristopher Miles,
Untitled (Lynda Lee Stargazer Strangelove),
2012, Acrylic, Paper, Aluminum, 46” X 50” X 42”
© Photo credit: Cecily Miles
Untitled (Lynda Lee Stargazer Strangelove), Christopher MilesChristopher Miles,
Untitled (Lynda Lee Stargazer Strangelove),
2012 , Acrylic, Paper, Aluminum, 46” X 50” X 42”
© Photo credit: Cecily Miles
Untitled (Vincent Price Oppenheimer Mullican) [detail], Christopher MilesChristopher Miles,
Untitled (Vincent Price Oppenheimer Mullican) [detail],
2012, Acrylic, Paper, Aluminum, 51” X 54” X 36”
© Photo credit: Cecily Miles
Untitled (Vincent Price Oppenheimer Mullican), Christopher MilesChristopher Miles,
Untitled (Vincent Price Oppenheimer Mullican),
2012, Acrylic, Paper, Aluminum, 51” X 54” X 36”
© Photo credit: Cecily Miles
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PASADENA, CA — The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) proudly presents Christopher Miles: Bloom,  the first solo museum exhibition of work by Los Angeles artist Christopher Miles, curated by art writer Constance  Mallinson. On view in the museum’s Back Gallery from March 10 to July 28, 2013, the exhibition includes recent works  constructed out of acrylic paint and paper over aluminum armatures—a kind of ambitious update of the papier-mâché  method. Bridging painting and sculpture, the works formally address the artist’s combined preoccupations with threedimensional form and forming, material presence and spatial actuality, texture and surface, as well as color, mark, light,  and visual effect.  

The works stem from Miles’ ongoing interests in sculpture as constructed form and the expressive potential of  sculpture—interests that he has explored in his ceramic sculptures. Abstract yet evocative, and riddled with crevices,  openings, and protrusions that compel viewers to bob and weave while looking, the sculptures are designed to be  engaging and confronting from all angles. Miles examines the peripatetic experience of sculpture, in the evocative  and associative potential of form, and in the pleasure that comes with exploring the relationship between exterior and  interior. The sculptures immerse the viewer in an awareness of the present that shifts from one moment to the next. 

The works stem from Miles’ ongoing interests in sculpture as constructed form and the expressive potential of  sculpture—interests that he has explored in his ceramic sculptures. Abstract yet evocative, and riddled with crevices,  openings, and protrusions that compel viewers to bob and weave while looking, the sculptures are designed to be  engaging and confronting from all angles. Miles examines the peripatetic experience of sculpture, in the evocative  and associative potential of form, and in the pleasure that comes with exploring the relationship between exterior and  interior. The sculptures immerse the viewer in an awareness of the present that shifts from one moment to the next. 

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. He is an award-winning writer and curator  who published extensively between 1995 and 2010, and continues to write and curate. His work has been included  in multiple exhibitions in Southern California since 2010. Miles has taught at multiple art schools and departments in  Southern California, and has taught at California State University, Long Beach, since 1998. At CSULB, he served as Chair  of the Department of Art from 2010 to 2012. He served briefly as the inaugural Director of the new CSULB School of  Art, and now serves as the interim Dean of the CSULB College of the Arts.

This exhibition is curated by Constance Mallinson. This exhibition is supported by the Board of Directors of the Pasadena Museum of California Art.


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