March 3, from 5 to 9 p.m., the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will
host a reception for “Social Voyeurism” an exhibit featuring works by
Natasha Giles is a Lecturer in the Liberal Arts
Department at Georgia Gwinnett College. In 2007 she earned a BFA in
Painting from Savannah College of Art & Design where she graduated
with honors. Natasha completed her MFA in Studio Art at the University
of Kentucky in 2011. She has created murals for Metro Bank in
Louisville, KY and locally at Central Bank in downtown Lexington, KY.
Most recently, she was commissioned by the former Human Resources
Division Chief - HRIS for the City of Richmond, Virginia. Natasha has
exhibited nationally at various galleries
including the Brooklyn Artist Gym in New York, the LH Horton Jr.
Gallery in Stockton, California, at Desotorow Gallery in Savannah,
Georgia, and at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. Upcoming
exhibitions will be in Cape Girardeau, MO, Lexington, KY and
“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.” - Natasha
The Visual Arts Cooperative. will
also debut new works in the Visual Arts Cooperative Gallery. Featured
window exhibitors for March are Robert Towner and Linda Buis.
The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is located at 16B North Spanish
Street in Cape Girardeau, MO. Galleries are open Tuesday- Saturday, from
10am to 6pm.