Gillian Iles finds commentary within the existence of social ideals, social orders, idealized lifestyles and beliefs especially as they pertain to colonial Western culture. Social constructs, precarious systems of belief, ephemeral perceptions and the transient nature of opinion are relevant.
Their manufactured existence, illusionary value, tenuous persistence and questionable motives are of particular interest. The inevitability of change as an innate and implacable inclination of all systems is an underlying theme.
Gillian Iles’ practice consists of painting, sculpture and video/projection. She has exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Chicago, Miami, Montreal and Toronto in public institutions, university galleries, artist-run centres and commercial galleries.