In his exhibition at South of the Tracks, Plan the Future Perfect, Daniel Giles presents objects and gestures that call to mind instruments and archetypes of political, economic and aesthetic paradigms. The works presented here are facsimiles, reflections, and fragments. They transpose relationships between bodies, objects and the landscapes they inhabit and point to the ways ideologies and identities are suggested, consumed and contested. In his first solo exhibition in Chicago, Giles offers meditations on the spatial and social conditions that shape encounters with transitional urban spaces in anticipation of impending flux.
Daniel Giles is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist. His practice addresses the mediation and consumption of cultural mythologies and the permutation of social archetypes. Employing a range of practices including sculpture, installation and performance, Giles negotiates the spaces, tropes and artifacts of consumer display, public spectacle and political speech. Giles received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and his MFA from Northwestern University in 2013. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013.