Into - Mary Giles 2019

GigSpace Art Gallery, 953 Gladstone Avenue (off Preston Street in Little Italy)
Solo Show
November 15, 2019 to January 29, 2020

Through my images, I attempt to encourage a human connection and an understanding of our tie to nature. I am curious about the relationship between humans and our natural world and the way that we see ourselves reflected in the elements and shapes found in nature. The interconnection between plants, animals and the elements inform images capturing human qualities such as roots reaching into the earth, branches outstretched to the sky, the intimacy of intertwined plants and the inevitability of dying trees and other beings.

My current work is inspired by capturing the transformation from one form of life to another — the transitions between light and dark, new and old, growth and decay, physical and spiritual, real and ideal — and the re-creation of these forms and bodies into other elements, as well as the documentation and preservation of these transitions.

Carleton Community Art Exhibitions

Carleton University Art GalleryPasàbikedjiwan (Rideau River) [E]merging - Mary Giles - October 2019, St. Patrick’s Building
Group Show
January 17 to 26, 2020

Pasapkedjinawong (Rideau River): [E]merging

Digital photographs on aluminum. 13×25 in. Pasapkedjinawong meaning “the river that passes between the rocks” is the Anishinàbemowin name for the Rideau River in Ottawa, Canada, which is on traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin nation. Names hold meaning, placement and context, but also power.

MacOdrum Library Art Show

Group Show
November 30, 2018 to January 28, 2019

Life Line

Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal