Cuesta 170Los Angeles-based artist, educator, curator and writer Christopher Miles will be featured in the Cuesta College Art Gallery from August 29 – September 26, with an opening reception set for August 29 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Miles has organized various award-winning exhibitions over the last 15 years, including “Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles,” featured at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and L.A. Invisible City, which included works by nine Los Angeles artists. Since 2010, his mixed media sculptures have been included in multiple exhibitions in southern California, including a recent solo exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Miles has taught at multiple art schools and departments throughout Southern California, including at the California State University, Long Beach, since 1998.

“My recent studio practice is tied to my ongoing interest in sculpture as constructed form and an equally ongoing interest in the expressive potential of sculpture,” said Miles. “The work seeks to bridge between anthropomorphic suggestion, visceral presence, and heavily gestural, abstract form.”

“We are very excited to have Christopher featured in the Cuesta Art Gallery,” said David Prochaska, Cuesta College fine arts instructor. “Because Cuesta College is located outside the mainstream art centers both north and south of us, we are always looking for every opportunity to exhibit artists from these major art centers in order to inform and inspire our students.”

The exhibit is funded in part by the San Luis Obispo City’s Promotional Coordinating Committee’s Grants-In-Aid Program. The Cuesta College Art Gallery is open 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and located on the San Luis Obispo Campus in room 7170. For more information on the gallery, please call (805) 546-3936.