55mg River Reflections, Mary Giles, waxed linen and torched hammered tinned copper, 36.5" x 46.5" x 2.75", 2012, $15,000
38mg Sunrise, Mary Giles, waxed linen, copper, iron, 26.25" x 6.5" x 6.5", 2007, $11,000
49mg Sentry Field, Mary Giles, copper, iron, paint on wood panel, 38" x 38", 2010
45mg Catagorical Evidence, Mary Giles, copper, lead, and iron on painted wood panel, 35" x 27", 2010, $8,000
52mg Center Fracture, Mary Giles
waxed linen, fine iron wire, hammered brass wire, 13.5" x 17" x 17" 2011, $18,000
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York (permanent collection); Yale University Art Gallery (permanent collection); Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota (permanent collection); Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan (permanent collection); Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania, (The Tactile Vessel, curated by Jack Lenor Larsen, traveling exhibition; permanent collection); Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; St. Louis Museum of Art, Missouri (permanent collection); Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, now Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin; Barbican Centre, London, UK; Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts; Textile Museum, Washington, DC. (Private Pleasures, Collecting Contemporary Textile Art); Bellevue Art Museum, Washington (Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection, traveling exhibition); Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland (International Triennial of Tapestry).
47mg GREY BREAK, Mary Giles, copper, paint and wood, 30" x 54" , 2010, $10,000
I interpret and express my concerns about our environment and the human condition, through my work. I have explored communication and intimacy in relationships. The results are reflected in my figural work. I admire the directness and honesty I see in tribal art and I try to incorporate those qualities in my own. My baskets express both action and reaction to what I have loved in the past and what I am discovering today.