Oregon Country Fair
Pictures and a video from Oregon Country Fair.
Opening the exhibition: "The Familiar Unknown"
Miles' talk at the opening reception of his solo exhibition “The Familiar Unknown" at Ryan Joseph Gallery.
This piece is called “Prayer”
This piece is called “Prayer” and is part of Miles' exhibition at Ryan Joseph Gallery in Denver. Miles writes "It’s about working with the elements to tune into the self and the universe". Miles thanks @_shelajit_ for modeling the piece.
Wide Open Walls 2022 footage by a Harley rider
YouTube Channel 'that one guy' has created video footage of art murals created in the 2022 Wide Open Walls in Sacramento. Having not seen the mural in person, this video containing a motorcyle provides perspective on the size of the mural. We've timed the video to start at Miles' mural. If desired you could rewind to see the murals from additional artists.
Miles writes "But what does it mean?"
Silver Leafing video
Miles shows some behind the scenes footage of a piece created to raise continued awareness around the Equal Rights Amedment. This artwork will go to a group show with @artists4era and @voteequalityus.
The models in the picture are:
Miles writes about a Ukrainian family he befriended when he was living in Goa, India. He says "It breaks my heart knowing how many innocent families are being bombed and broken up. And for what?"
Birchwood Oil Painting
Miles writes in his post "You fell asleep amid the flowers, for a couple of hours, on a beautiful day". Click right to see all images.
Happy and Healthy New Year Message
Miles shows some of his work highlights created in studio, streets, and galleries during 2021.
Last Call for Stickers and Prints!
Miles is about to wind down his online shop for a few weeks.
Quick, head over to Miles' shop and pick up some awesome prints or stickers. Of course these make excellent Christmas gifts.
This piece titled Self Inquiry is on sale at Ryan Joseph Gallery. The piece is part of the 'Endings and Continuations' group exhibition.
Miles describes that the piece is "...about the journey within from gross to subtle. And about standing on the edge of self inquiry and feeling it’s power, potential, and the unknown."
Oil and 22k Gold on Panel
13.5 X 13.5 Inches
The Infinity Collection
Need a Christmas gift or just love Miles' artwork?
Miles has recently released some of his favourite pieces in to the 'Infinity Collection'. These are open edition prints available at an accessible price. To see all the images scroll from left to right, and use the link below to see larger images.
Check out the full collection in Miles' store.
The Nevada Theatre
The Nevada Performance Art Theatre's recent make-over.
Miles Toland was one of the artists who made the transition happen, alongside fellow artists Sarah Coleman and Brianna French.
The theatre, established in 1865, is a non-profit live performance venue operated by the Nevada Theatre Commission.
Miles Toland's creative imagination and undeniable artistic ability is evident in the theatre's beautiful transformation.
A Path Untold - Sourcery
The Chambers Project is hosting an event called One Step Further in Grass Valley where Dan, the artist behind A Path Untold, will be presenting his album 'Sourcery' in full.
The Union on the Nevada Theatre
Elias Funez writes about the 40 foot ceiling mural which Miles worked on with Sarah Coleman. The ceiling has an over-sized moon and geometric designs used with permission from the local Nisenan tribe.
Suggest a Name
Miles requested name recommendations for this piece on Instagram. See the timelapse video of it's creation below.
Four people suggested the name “unfolding” and Miles said this "Captures the journey of self discovery and all the layers to a person".
Oil on Birch
Miles is preparing for a solo show with Ryan Joseph Gallery in Denver, Colorado.
Dreamy Mural Magic by Miles
The beautiful painting below called Coalesce is on display at Groundswell Art in Sacramento.
Acrylic on Canvas | 72.5” X 142.5” | 2017-2021 | Originated in Big Summit Prairie, OR | Original available
To see the work or make an enquiry Contact Groundswell
Miles provides a description of the painting below:
- This piece has been in the works since 2017 when I started it during @symbiosisgathering for the total solar eclipse in Oregon. It progressed more in the studio and then at @libfestival in 2018. I finally wrapped it up in Nevada City this year and now it’s currently on display at my solo show, “From Somewhere Else” at @groundswellart in Sacramento. It’s been on a journey and has literally been infused with the dust and water of multiple places, capturing moments in time that have become significant milestone events for me and many others.
- The piece itself is about duality merging into unity and about polarities coming to the center. Much like the total solar eclipse. The hands are of same person, suggesting this process is also happening within ourselves. Yet the arms are severed by a flowing abstract element, creating an isolated focus that could either be growing or dissolving, spinning or fixed. That’s at least my understanding of the piece and I’m curious to hear other interpretations.
- I want to pay respect to my talented friend @hvalor who helped inspire this painting with his mixed media piece “Vita Statera”, about the balance of life and the movement of the sun and the moon. He has been a big influence over the years and I’m happy we had the opportunity to collaborate on a pop up gallery, The Liminal Project, for the two events I mentioned earlier. Check out his work.
Wide Open Walls
Watch Miles walk alongside his gigantic wall painting which is about 75 x 20 feet.
See more about the festival Wide Open Walls.
If you're in Sacramento you can visit the work on Rio Linda and Del Paso.
An iPhone photo of Miles' mural on Del Paso. Picture by @danieltyree Twitter account.
Wide Open Walls 2
Another shot of Miles painting his mural in Uptown Sacramento.
Miles spent 9 days on this mural, it also continued on a connecting wall to the right.
This is a mural from a few years ago, painted at a previous Wide Open Walls event in Sacramento.
Miles has been creating some BIG! pieces for his solo show at @groundswellart in Sacramento! Head down to see the opening reception on Aug 14th from 11am-9pm.
Miles is Nevada painting the Orion Constellation on the ceiling at the Nevada Theater. @sarahcoleman has spear headed the new mural renovation and assembled an amazing crew to paint the sky!
Only Now Exists - Created in Paris, France
Miles attended the Underground Effect 2 in Paris, France and made this video about his experience.
The festival features many great street artists. The following artists can be seen in the video: Ella & Pitr, Peeta, Graciela Animalito, Julieta.XLF, Steve Locatelli, Sophie Wilkins Arts, Tretze, Hopare, Astro, Hombre SUK, L'Outsider, Boo Lee, & Macs.
The Underground Effect 2 festival is organised by The Mouarf and Issam Khemir of Projet Saato.
In addition to Miles' video below, this link is for a second vimeo video by WASAA provides some additional footage of both Miles' work plus other artists and performers.
Water is Life: Donation for Standing Rock
Miles painted "Water is Life" to support the protest at Standing Rock.
Miles was donating 100% of sale proceeds to groovyyurts.com to pay off a medical winter yurt that had been brought to aid the protestors at Standing Rock.
Portal by Miles Toland
Street Art Utopia have a page with several images of Portal.
The Beatles Ashram
Miles was invited to paint murals in the abandoned “Beatles Ashram” in Rishikesh, India.
Miles challenged himself to create a new mural a day for an entire week.
He then had a break for a day, before creating three further murals.
Miles describes that The Gate is inspired by "...the passage of time, creating our own realities, and eclipses".
Miles goes on to say, "If you look close enough you can see the spectrum of light in each of the rays.".
The More You Can Hear
Miles says he's been moved by the Ram Dass quote, "The quieter you become, the more you can hear".
Miles made the art piece to honor the stillness and reflection he'd been experiencing.
The artwork was created in the Autumn of 2016.
Underground Effect 2 - #UE2 : jour2 - 6 artistes
Video footage from the Underground Effect 2 event from 2016. Six artists are shown with Miles appearing at 1 min 20 seconds.
The Liminal Project 2.0
This video is from the Lightning in a Bottle in 2018.
The festival occurs over a Memorial Day weekend and is packed with art, music and culture.
The video showcases the work of Miles Toland, Hans Walør, Leif Wold and Hybycozo.