Miles Gertler

Artist Statement

New Order


New Order captures early moments of state building, before structures are occupied with the offices, agents, and institutions of the client regime. Following the practice of photo collage established with The Superlith and Seven Series, New Order intervenes in the vacant landscapes of colonial photography and Western nineteenth-century landscape painting (for instance New Order 01, after Ivan Shiskin). The frontal format flattens the picture into an architectural document—the elevation—that renders the construct as orthographic drawing.


Speculative Fiction, Feburary-March 2016

Gertler combines fragments and archival photographs with architectural renderings to approximate a territory's political context, customs and crises. His narrative becomes an investigation of the tectonic and the social order. His interest in cycles of revisionist history leads to the title Speculative Fiction. Architectural studies and typology play a part in building these fantasies.

Project Space: Supralith, February-March 2016

Insallation: Architectural Structure with fiberglass moulds and paint

An installation of cantilevered slabs is populated by fiberglass moulds representing the social structure. It is an investigation into the notions of displacement and the other. The work is populated by architecturally heterogeneous figures that cast a gaze over the desert landscape surrounding the sculpture.