Nicole M.L. Sharp, Director
Sculptor Gino Miles: Master of Metal
INDIANAPOLIS, IN: A solo exhibit of works by master sculptor Gino Miles opens at Long-Sharp Gallery on Friday, April 6, 2018. The exhibit, Sculptor Gino Miles: Master of Metal, runs through Saturday, June 2. Miles has been sculpting for over 45 years. Despite the fact that he was classically trained in Italy, was co-founder of Italart (a sculpture school in Italy), and lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he has some surprising ties to Indiana.
Although Miles’ first solo museum exhibition ended in January 2018 at Florida’s Polk Museum of Art, one of his earliest works is in the permanent collection of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science.
Miles studied with several prominent sculptors in his early years. Among other notable sculptors, he studied under Allan Houser, who created "Morning Prayer", the sculpture in front of the Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis.
Some of Miles’ largest figurative works are in the collection of Walt Disney (the Seven Dwarfs) and he is the creator of a national landmark (the Grape Crusher in Napa Valley, CA). To date, Miles’ largest mobile sculpture is hanging in Noblesville (IN) after it was commissioned by the owners of Performance Marketing Group.
Miles’ works are in important institutional, corporate, municipal and private collections worldwide. Long-Sharp Gallery has shipped Miles’ large-scale sculptures to London, France, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia, to name a few. New sculptures by Miles will be transported from his Santa Fe studio to Indianapolis for this exhibition.
The artist will visit Indianapolis and greet guests at the exhibition opening on the evening of April 6th. Conrad Indianapolis will serve as the Exhibit Sponsor. The Conrad, EvanTodd Salon & Spa, and PATTERN Magazine will also sponsor the exhibit’s opening reception.
About Long-Sharp Gallery
Recently named one of the top 500 galleries in the world by Blouin ArtInfo Modern Painters, Long-Sharp Gallery is located in the Conrad Indianapolis luxury hotel. The gallery features works from “Picasso to Pop,” with a primary focus on works by some of the best known names in modern and contemporary art, including: Picasso, Warhol, Basquiat, Haring, Frankenthaler, Indiana, Lichtenstein, Miro, and Motherwell. It also features works by a host of nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists, including Chris Bracey, Gino Miles, David Spiller, Russell Young, David Datuna, David Kramer, Wayne Warren, Constance Edwards Scopelitis, Mary Pat Wallen, Jason Myers, Dale Enochs, and William John Kennedy.
About Conrad Indianapolis
It’s not just where you stay; it’s how you stay. And at Conrad Indianapolis, we believe you should Never Just Stay. Stay Inspired. Located at one of the city’s most prominent intersections, the hotel is truly in the center of it all – just steps from nearly everything that downtown has to offer including museums, live music and theatre, and the Indianapolis Zoo & White River Gardens State Park. The hotel is also connected via elevated walkway to the Indiana Convention Center. The 23-story building features 247 guest rooms, 15,000 square feet of intimate, state-of-the-art meeting space and 15 private residences. Explore art with A Fine Art Experience at Conrad, featuring the award-winning Long-Sharp Gallery and the Collection suites. World-class dining experiences can be enjoyed in Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro or The Capital Grille® restaurant, and relaxation awaits at Evan Todd Spa & Salon.