I am very pleased to participate in The Night of Philosophy, a project by philosopher and stage director Mériam Korichi, happening on April 24, 2015 at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy (Fifth Ave, corner of 79th St) on the 2nd floor, with a solo sculpture-performance titled R
It is the first incarnation of The Night of Philosophy in New York, after four successful instances in London, Berlin and Paris, showcasing contemporary philosophical thoughts in a non-academic setting. Over the course of the night (7 pm April 24 until 7 am the next day) there will be talks by 60 international philosophers, 12 art performances, ongoing film screenings and music, running concurrently at both the French Cultural Services and the Ukrainian Institute of America.
I will be there to hear all twelve hours ring (a performance in its own right!). Hope you can join me starting at 8:50 pm and maybe stick around for what promises to be a memorable event! Oh, and I almost forgot: it’s free!
Lucky Draw—a one of a kind art raffle—guarantees that each and every ticket holder walks home with a work of art! This fast-paced one night event offers first-time and seasoned collectors access to artworks by top emerging and established talent. All proceeds benefit SculptureCenter. The order of selection is determined by random drawing and the draw commences with a live auction.
Tickets for the Draw are sold out. Please contact Kim Schnaubert, Development Director, at [email protected]with any ticketing questions.
Each ticket allows for admission for one person. Please note that all attendees must be in possession of a ticket. Click here to purchase $75 tickets to join us on the night for cocktails. Tickets for cocktails only will also be available at the door.
Adam Abdalla, Noreen & Ahmar Ahmad, Sarah Aibel, Valerie Altahawi, Danielle Anderman, Augusto Arbizo, Jemilah Afshar & Sascha S. Bauer, Nicelle Beauchene, Kristen Becker, Abby & Andreas Beroutsos, Priscilla Vail Caldwell, Allison Card, Eleanor Cayre, Michael Clifton, Margaret Liu Clinton, Peter Colon, Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Laura de Gunzburg, Cristina Delgado, Adam Fields, Bridget Finn, Laurel Gitlen, Benjamin Godsill, Nina Johnson-Milewski, Donald Johnson-Montenegro, Birte Kleemann, Dmitry Komis, Silke Lindner, Christine Messineo, Suzanne Modica, Manuela Mozo, Courtney & Lowell Pettit, Eleanor Heyman Propp, Steve Pulimood, Susan & Randolph Randolph, Nicole Russo, Alaina Simone, Diane Solomon, Helen Toomer, Jasmin Tsou, Geneva Viralam, and Christopher Wise (as of April 1, 2015)
Eve Bailey: Entasis Dance M6, 2011, solid plaster cast and wood dowels, 17.5″ x 9.5″ x 4.63″, courtesy of the artist and Merton D.Simpson Gallery, New York
Exhibition Dates: January 14th-February 14th, 2015
Garis & Hahn is pleased to present “Apparent Order“, a group exhibition featuring Eve Bailey, Diane Carr, Karen Margolis, Michael Maxwell, Samuel Stabler and Lachlan Thom whose works are examined through the lens of the Chinese concept of “Li”, in which harmony and aesthetic balance is achieved, despite a lack of order or visual symmetry.
The natural world is filled with an abundance of examples of the concept of Li, from cloud formations and the growth of bark on a tree, to the striations of colors found in rock formations, this organic sense of order despite disorder has inspired artists for generations to attempt capturing the uncontrived perfection of the natural order, from the gardens of Versailles to the splatter dappled canvases of a Pollock painting.
This embodiment of a natural state to guide art production is evident in Maxwell’s paintings, which utilize the concept of Li not only in his approach to studio painting and composition, but the raw materials he uses–including natural pigments, quartz, clay, et al. The result is works that eschew a fore, middle and back-ground in favor of a perspective of imperfect and mutating patterns; a flow that mimics the pleasure and intrigue with which one may gaze at at a glistening lake during sunset or a crackling campfire at night.
Karen Margolis is also a strong example of this freeform, organic approach, whose work has long examined the balance between the perfect and imperfect. Inspired by the Zen Buddhist notion of the Enso, the embodiment of infinity and perfection, Margolis uses circles and intricate systems connecting these solitary marks to create wild formations in sculpture and on paper; works that seem to have sprung up as a cluster of toadstools or a map of connecting electronic impulses within the brain. Seemingly incoherent and in disarray, the overall balance of each piece achieves organic asymmetry despite being grounded in the most symmetrical of all marks, the circle.
The sense of fitting “just so”, as Maxwell articulates in a text the artist has written on Li, can be further attuned in the intricate cut-outs of Samuel Stabler, which dissect found imagery along their purest linear formations; the anthropomorphic and interactive sculptures of Eve Bailey; and the nature inspired imagery found in the paintings of both Diane Carr and Lachlan Thom. Apparent Order presents these contemporary artists who embrace a kinetic flow and notions of energy, growth and spontaneity in their work that diverges from the more Western, Newtonian understanding of the underlying mechanics of nature.
Garis & Hahn
New York, NY 10002
Tuesday – Saturday, 11-7, or by appointment
MUTATIONS: Contemporary Sculpture in Context
5 July 2014 – 5 July 2016
Curated by Paul Goodwin and Alexa Kusber.
Artists: Eve Bailey (FR/USA), Bureau A (CH), Andrea Hasler (BR/CH), Tarik Hayward (CH).
The 3-D Foundation is pleased to present MUTATIONS at the Verbier 3-D Sculpture Park from 5 July 2014. This exhibition presents five new works created during the biennial six-week Artist Residency that occurred from the end of May until the beginning of July in Verbier, Switzerland. The exhibition celebrates the development of monumental sculpture in the context of the Alps and is part of the Label’Art 2014 initiative in Valais.
The curatorial premise for the 2014 3-D Artist Residency was MUTATIONS by London (Tate) curator Paul Goodwin: What are the emerging forms of mutation in contemporary art practices? How can contemporary art transform our understanding of the complex entanglements caused by proliferating mutations in the environment and society? Can artists mutate/remix/re-vision our understanding of society, environment and culture?
The artists were invited to live in the reclusive mountain town of Verbier and become fully immersed within the context of place encouraging them to consider the relationship of their practice to not only the proposed theme, but also to existing pieces, the landscape features, history and current perspective of the site. This year’s artists were chosen based on their interest in experimentation and desire to push the medium of sculpture forward, keeping it alive by experimenting with both the possibilities of materials and the capabilities of space in connection with the viewer.
Opening July 5th, 2014, 11:30 am tour of the sculpture park between Les Ruinettes et La Chaux, 6-9 pm cocktail at Le Bec on Place Blanche, 8 pm live performance by artist Eve Bailey with students dancers from the Conservatoire de Sion.
3-D Foundation, Verbier, Switzerland
Eve Bailey (FR/USA) has formed a practice based on the concepts of balance and coordination. Rooted in the tradition of the artist-engineer, she creates ergonomic and genetic sculptures sympathetic to human embrace as well as complex line drawings that embody her love for architecture and dance.
Bailey constructed Our Impermanent Walk as an interactive kinetic sculpture inspired by the wings of the first flying machines. The sculpture-device serves to experiment with the sense of proprioception and express finite moments of equilibrium. The concept is literally and metaphorically about groundlessness, impermanence, trust and collaboration. As two people climb upon the structure, they loose their traditional relationship to gravity and cannot hold on to anything but each other’s counter weight. They are bound to collaborate to find their balance.
A Talk with artist Eve Bailey on Sculpture, Movement & Cognitive Science.
11am-1pm on Sunday June 29th, 2014 at Ecole Cantonale d’ Art du Valais (ECAV) in Sierre, Switzerland.
Program organized by the 3-D Foundation in collaboration with Ecole Cantonale d’ Art du Valais (ECAV).
Eve Bailey talks about her current research that explores associations of her understanding of the body with cognitive science and neurology.
Referencing the works of neuroscientists Paul Bach-y-Rita, Michael Merzenich, V.S. Ramachandran and Pawan Sinha, neurologist Oliver Sacks, psychiatrists Norman Doidge and Leo Kanner, psychologists Amy Cuddy, Eric Maisel, Jeanne Siaud-Facchin and Alice Miller, biologist Temple Grandin, surgeon John E. Sarno, dancers and choreographers Steve Paxton, Trisha Brown and William Forsythe, artists Yves Klein, Marcel Duchamp, Gordon Matta-Clarck, contemporary artists Julien Berthier, Nicolas Darrot, David Colosi, Ryan and Trevor Oakes.
Eve Bailey and I recorded this conversation in her studio in Crown Heights (Brooklyn) surrounded by her tools and artworks. We talk about her work that consistently engages the body to ‘conquer’ the sculptures she constructs with her own hands. We also discuss about how, despite the fact that her pieces are based on her own body, each body has a chance to appropriate them with no prejudice — their aesthetics allowing so — and eventually find a point of equilibrium, unique for each body. Toward the end of the podcast, she talks about her current research that explores association of her understanding of the body with cognitive science and neurology.
Eve Bailey is a sculptor whose work focuses on the concepts of balance and coordination. She sees the body as a perceiving structure and is profoundly interested in how physical awareness fosters creativity. She builds kinetic devices and ergonomic sculptures that serve to express the elegance of a gesture, a finite moment of equilibrium, combining her love for architecture and dance into a single body of work that speaks to our environment and our human potential.
REAL ESTATE co-curated by Peter Soriano and Philippe Richard at Ventana 244 Gallery
January 24 – March 11, 2014
Opening reception January 24, 6-8 pm / Closing reception February 28, 6-8pm
Viewing hours: Thursday–Friday 5–7PM, Saturday–Sunday 12–6PM
Ventana 244 is pleased to present Real Estate: a dynamic group exhibition co-curated by the artists Peter Soriano and Philippe Richard. Exploring the tension between artists and real-estate developers, Real Estate: offers an astute comment on the ways in which creativity is affected by economic pressures. The exhibition will be in constant flux, with artists onsite for the duration, jostling for space and striving to work collectively as they install their work in tight quarters.
In Phase One of the installation, the space will take shape with Peter Soriano and Philippe Richard assuming the role of property developer; Eve Bailey as architect; Ward Shelley as general contractor; and Alisdair Duncan as branding specialist. Once the structure is complete, Phase Two begins on January 24th, marked by an ” “Open House”" opening, with a new group of artists who, as tenants or sub-tenants, will renovate, expand, demolish, and subdivide the space. All the while, the artist Daniela Kostova, representing a displaced tenant, will stage an independent, parallel exhibition outside the gallery.
Loosely inspired by Merzbau, Kurt Schwitter’s ever-shifting architectural construction in Hannover, Germany, Real Estate is an installation that, for better or worse, is intended to expand and contract unpredictably.
The artists included in Real Estate are:Peter Soriano, Philippe Richard, Alisdair Duncan, Ward Shelley, Edouard Prulhiere, Sylvie Ruaulx, Bruce Pearson, Tamas Veszi, Olivier Soulerin, Raphaele Shirley, Eve Bailey, Jay Shinn, Kate Shepherd, Michael Scott, Daniela Kostova, Joro-Boro, Milena Deleva, Mario Mohan, Vlada Tomova, Georgi + Nina Tushev (Tushevs Aerials), Meglena Zapreva, Frederique Lucien, Agnes Barley, Dominique De Beir, Miguel Angel Molina, Pierre Mabille, Michelle Antoine, Kevin Walsh, Jenny Polak, Matt Bua, Peter Dudek, Irina Arnaut, Laurel Sparks, Chris Moss, Alan Lupiani, Klimentina Jauleska, Katherine Bradford, Ana Busto, Andrea Belag, Richard Scwame, John Zinsser, Baker Overstreet, Carrie Dashow, Michael Sarff-MTAA, Lisa Ludwig, Joe Arnrhein, Lisa Beck, Cordy Ryman, Natalia Mount, Amelia Winger-Bearskin, Eva Davidova, Rick Briggs.and we’ll keep adding….
Suddenly, There: Discovery of the Find
Curated by Eileen Jeng and Tamas Veszi
By Taney Roniger
Garis & Hahn | November 26, 2013?–?January 11, 2014
“In order to invent, one must think aside.” This observation, made by the French philosopher Etienne Souriau, might have served as the inspiration for this refreshingly exploratory group show. Thematically oriented around the “find”—a work that reveals itself in some unexpected manner during the creative process—the exhibition brings together a wide range of works that represent a departure from the single-minded focus commonly associated with creative intensity in favor of more peripheral awareness. In all the works on view, the kind of lateral thinking embraced by Souriau led to a discovery that could not have been otherwise attained, and the result is a provocative collection that sheds light on one of the lesser-known conditions of creativity.
Of the 29 works presented, which run the gamut from painting, drawing, and sculpture to photography, video, installation, and performance, many fall under the “process art” rubric, in which accidents and the unexpected typically play a central role. Others feature assemblages of found objects and discarded materials. Some of the more intriguing “finds” were created unintentionally, either while the artist was making another work or while he or she was engaged in some other activity. Tamas Veszi’s “Work in Progress 360” (2013) was in fact the inspiration for the show. It is a short video taken by the artist’s iPhone while he, unaware, was installing another piece for an exhibition. With jerky movements indicative of a hand-held device, Veszi’s scattered tools and moving feet are recorded as he busily goes about his task. Projected onto the gallery’s floor from above, the piece draws our attention to the overlooked and/or marginal, inviting consideration of the latter’s poetic potential. In a similar vein, Eve Bailey’s “Playtime” (2013) came about when the cast for one of the artist’s sculptures had to be disassembled for some technical reason. Seeing the fragments laid out on the floor, Bailey noted their unexpected dignity and decided to consider them works in themselves.
For complete review: click here.
Eve Bailey creates ergonomic and kinetic sculptures, based on the concept of balance and coordination, which embody her love for architecture and dance. Bailey has exhibited her work in France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Cuba, Russia, and across the US. She was awarded funded residencies from the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE; Triangle Arts, Brooklyn, NY; I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, CT; and Sculpture Space, Utica, NY, among others. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from the École des Beaux Arts, Paris and a BFA in architectural metal work from Olivier de Serres School of Design, Paris. Bailey started incorporating performance in her sculptural work after receiving a fellowship from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Eve Bailey: “Playtime”, 2013 (34.5 x 34.5 x 30 inches /aqua resin, fiber glass, insulating foam, cardboard form tubes)
November 26, 2013 – January 11, 2014 / Opening on Tuesday November 26, 6-8 PM
263 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, P. 212.228.8457 F. 212.228.8941, [email protected]
Garis & Hahn is pleased to present “Suddenly, There: Discovery of the find”, a group exhibition, curated by Eileen Jeng and Tamas Veszi, focused on the creative process and its unexpected outcomes. “Suddenly, There” will feature drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, and installations, from 1974 to 2013, by 21 New York-based artists.
Featuring: Michael Alan, Eve Bailey, András Böröcz, Matías Cuevas, Dave Hardy and Siebren Versteeg, Clinton King, Daniela Kostova, Thomas Lendvai, Alan Lupiani, Jennifer and KevinMcCoy, Robert C. Morgan, Christopher Moss, Joe Nanashe, Ian Pedigo, Jamie Powell, Armita Raafat, Mónika Sziládi, Tamas Veszi, and Aaron Williams
The concept of flow is described by Hungarian psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi as an optimal experience, a single-minded immersion that requires focus and full concentration. He applies this notion to the creative process and states that “in flow we only feel what is relevant to the activity.” The exhibition Suddenly, there takes this idea further as the creative process is intuitive and complex. With multiple access points to an excess of information at any given time, artists who are working in one direction sometimes start working in another; the flow is broken and redirected toward a new and exciting place.
Diversions, distractions, and deviations lead to discoveries. This exhibition focuses on the find and includes works in various media that have been created or conceived during the process of making other artworks, during the installation of works for exhibitions or presentations, or utilizing materials – remnants or parts of other works – in the studio. Rather than concentrating on the sketching or planning of specific works, this exhibition emphasizes the chain reaction and progression of the creative process toward the unexpected – a proactive place for artists to move forward. Thereby, works in progress develop into pivotal or new important works.
A reception with the artists will take place from 6 – 8 pm on November 26. A fold-out brochure with descriptions of the works and process will be published on the occasion of this exhibition. On December 18, András Böröcz will perform 11 Grapefruits.
You can preview the works in the show on the Gallery’s website: click here.
Eve Bailey creates ergonomic and kinetic sculptures, based on the concept of balance and coordination, that embody her love for architecture and dance. Bailey has exhibited her work in France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Cuba, Russia, and across the US . She was awarded funded residencies from the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE), Triangle Arts (NY), I-Park Foundation (CT), and Sculpture Space (NY) among others. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from the École des Beaux Arts, Paris and a BFA in architectural metal work from Olivier de Serres School of Design, Paris. Bailey started incorporating performance in her sculptural work after receiving a fellowship from the San Francisco Art Institute.
In addition to exhibiting a series of sculptures and original drawings, Eve Bailey will present her work in a conversation with Léopold Lambert, architect and editor in chief of The Funambulist. Through different approaches, artist Bailey and architect Lambert both investigate the relationship between the body and the built environment that surrounds it. They will discuss the questions of perception, synchronicity, ergonomics, comfort, gravity, vitality, playfulness and joy inherent to Bailey’ s work (www.evebailey.net).
Léopold Lambert is publishing the first collection of guest-writers essays of the Funambulist including an article by Eve Bailey (The Funambulist Papers #24). Please find complete information about the Funambulist publications on The Funambulist’ s website (www.thefunambulist.net) and get a chance to read Bailey’ s article: “the Groundbreaking Clarity of Ryan and Trevor Oakes”.
The conversation between Eve Bailey and Léopold Lambert on Nov.12, 2013 will be recorded for the project Archipelago, a podcast platform by The Funambulist that orchestrates conversations between thinkers and creators.
Cozy Mountain magazine – number 17 Fall 2013, announcing my residency/commission at the 3D Verbier Foundation in Switzerland spring 2014
June 17, 2013
For full length article in Russian, click here.
Festival Art-Ovrag in Vyksa (Nihzny Novgorod Oblast), Russia, June 2010
La troisième édition du Festival international d’art contemporain “Art Ovrag” a eu lieu du 31 mai au 2 juin à Vyksa, dans la région de Nijni-Novgorod. Le Festival a réuni des artistes de Russie, des Etats-Unis, d’Allemagne, de France, d’Espagne et d’ autres pays. Les artistes ont présenté des peintures murales sur des immeubles, des sculptures sophistiquées et ont aussi créer des installations à partir du recyclage d’objets ordinaires.
June 7, 2013
Designing Gravity; Five Young Designers and the Body: Yiqing Yin, Lawrence Lek, Jieun Kim, Eve Bailey & Kordae Henry.
Each work that Eve Bailey (see her guest writer essay) creates explores in a very direct way the relationship between the body and design. I chose here her Shoulder Path but it could have also been her own corporal experiment with a stepladder as a sort of dialogue with Jieun Kim’s film, or her Drunken Body, Entasis Dance or Intuit performances that all involves a design that has been thought specifically for the body, but that the latter requires to continuously negotiate with both the designed surfaces and gravity. Her work is an ode to the research of balance for the body who needs to not fall, of course, but also to find the various gravity points of the design in order for it not to fall either.
Festival Art-Ovrag in Vyksa (Nihzny Novgorod Oblast), Russia, June 4 2010
My interview is second, right after the Spanish architect José Javier Fernández Ponce (starting at 01:00).
En la pequeña ciudad de Vyksa se ha celebrado esta primavera el tercer festival Art Ovrag, con presencia española, italiana, inglesa, latinoamericana, francesa, japonesa…El español de origen guatemalteco José Javier Fernández Ponce, se alzó con el premio en la categoría de arquitectura con su “pabellón móvil”.
It is the third edition of the Art-Ovrag Festival in Vyksa (Nyzhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia) curated by Konstantin Grouss, director of Art-Residence and Zero Gallery in Moscow.
Entasis Dance IV is commissioned by United Metallurgical Company (OMK) in collaboration with OMK-Uchastie Charitable Foundation and the City of Vyksa for the park of Vyksa. The sculpture will stay up indefinitely.
The live-performances will take place in the Park during the Festival May 30, June 1 and June 2, 2013.
In Russian: http://street-art-ovrag.ru/
In English: http://street-art-ovrag.ru/en
A Cage Went in Search of a Bird (Franz Kafka), curated by Sarah Walko
May 10 – June 19, 2013 at Radiator Arts, 10-61 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11106
Artists: Eve Bailey, Rachel Bernstein, Ryan V. Brennen, Diana Heise, Roxanne Jackson , Coralina Meyer, Sono Osato, Malingering Uvula (Camilla Ha and Michael Merck) and Gabriela Vainsencher.
The exhibition “The City of K. Franz Kafka and Prague” permanently on display at the Kafka Museum was the impetus for this exhibition. Kafka’s relationship with cities through his surreal lens coupled with his imagination and during the context of his time brought the simultaneous nightmare/dreamscape of the budding technological age into the realm of the real in his stories, projecting super psyches onto our cities.
March 14 -24, 2013 at the Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts, Moscow, Russia
Curated by Konstantin Grouss, director of Art-Residence and Zero Gallery, Moscow, Russia
October 5 – 28, 2012 / opening reception: Oct 5, 6 – 9 pm
Radiator Arts gallery, 10-61 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11106
Curated by Daniela Kostova
Artists: Adam & Eve Bailey, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Boryana Rossa & Oleg Mavromatti, Yana Dimitrova & Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria
Common Frequency is a showcase of four artist couples. It is focused on each pair’s creative practice, in a daily reality where art and life are often inseparable, as an example of a micro-system and of a complex set of negotiations.
The exhibition represents a landscape of synched voices and their evolution in-to common artistic languages. It consists of works across the mediums that are the outcome of both collaborative and parallel strategies. Thus it raises questions about authorship, the power dynamics of a shared space, personal boundaries, gender roles and cross-cultural challenges. If in some cases individual voices are highlighted, in others two become one and, taken further, even “another” one.
Image © Adam Bailey 2012
Eve Bailey To Exhibit At Dumbo Arts Festival 2012
Eve Bailey has been asked to participate again this fall at the Dumbo Arts Festival – held between September 28th and 30th. Her new work, entitled Entasis Dance, was created specifically for the scenic Brooklyn Bridge Park Park (at Main Street), located at the base of the Manhattan Bridge.
Performances of Entasis Dance will take place on Friday, September 28th at 6 PM and at the top of the hour on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th from noon to 6 PM.
Click here for directions
Dancers: Jenny Campbell, Andrea-Jane Dispenziere, Coco Karol, Lynda Senisi. Costumes: Anna Finke.
“Artwork taken to new level in Dumbo”, Thursday, September 27, 2012
The video is two-minute long, the section dedicated to my interview is between 01:00 – 01:26
You can get a glimpse of Andrea-Jane Dispenziere and Coco Karol rehearsing on Entasis Dance III
This project was successfully funded through Kickstarter. Click in the box below to watch a short video presentation or click here to view the campaign page.
“I feel all life is an improvisation. And to be able to express it through movement is the most natural, health full and happiness producing way to be.” Frances Wessells
Entasis Dance is an outdoor Art installation combining sculpture and dance. It will be installed on the water front in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The sculptures will be up from Friday 9/27 afternoon until Sunday 9/29 evening. I am scheduling twenty-minute dance performances that will start every hour on the clock from 12 pm to 8 pm on Saturday and from 12 pm to 6 pm on Sunday.
January 10 – February 26, 2012
A group exhibition with works by Eve Bailey, Edwin Bethea, Chris Hagerty, Nora Herting, Erik Hougen, Tat Ito, Craig Kaths, Mindy McDaniel, Fumi Nakamura, Miho Ogai, Fernando Orellana, Tomoko Sugimoto, Jeff Vreeland, Heather Willems
Curated by Seamus Liam O’Brien
TNC Gallery, 155 First Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Dumbo Arts Festival 2011
Live performances on Saturday 09/24 and Sunday 09/25 from 2 pm to 6 pm, corner of Water Street and Main Street.
DAF 2011 blurb: French-born, NYC-based artist Eve Bailey likes to snuggle closely with the forms she creates. She designs and builds ergonomic sculptures that she uses to perform humorous body workouts and poetic balancing acts.
Intuit featured in designboom: French-born and new york-based artist Eve Bailey has created the sculptural work, ‘intuit’. True to her artistic values, the piece emphasizes balance, movement and gravity. ‘Intuit’ is a 25 foot long collapsible teeter totter with a beam rotating on an axis 5 feet off the ground. Two dancers balance on either side of the platform, responding to the movements of one another; any shift made by either individual has a great effect upon the equilibrium of the structure. Bailey developed ‘Intuit’ through performance, drawing, maquettes, sculpture, photographs and video. ’Our bodies are constantly adapting and bending to the configurations of buildings and the designs of transportations. In recent drawings, urban blueprints fuse with human anatomical representation… I emphasize on the ideas of flexibility and lightness. The machines I build serve to express the elegance of a gesture, a finite moment of equilibrium.’ -Eve bailey
Between the Tongue and the Taste
September 1-15, 2011
Curated by Michael Merck
Triangle Arts Association is pleased to present the work of two of our Artists’ Workshop alumni, Eve Bailey and Albert Pedulla. The exhibition opens Thursday, September 1, 6-9pm at 111 Front Street Galleries, Suite 222.
How does an artist’s mark derive its power? Using a variety of media, Bailey and Pedulla examine the relationship between body and mind from opposite ends of the spectrum.
“I felt most favorably towards Eve Bailey’s Shoulder Path, a sculptural piece and a photograph of a performance using the sculptural object. Bailey brings the sculpture alive, something like IKEA furniture crossed with a berserk pommel horse, as an apparatus for dissecting the stages of a back somersault. There is more than a bit of Eadweard Muybridge in Bailey’s plotting of locomotion, but a key difference is her costume and how its orange sleeves and markings align with the form of the apparatus. The shapes of her body frozen in motion play like a physical semaphore language. Looking back to the sculpture in the gallery I could appreciate how its design was dictated by her body rolling through space, as if she had left impressions in damp clay. Then again, it could just as seamlessly pass for a cutting-edge daybed in the home of some very design-forward person.”
Jeffrey Bussmann works at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently researching Brazilian cultural organizations for his master’s thesis in Arts Administration at Drexel University. He also writes for his blog Post-Nonprofalyptic.
The University of the Arts August 22 – September 30
Hamilton/Arronson Galleries, 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215-717-6000, www.uarts.edu
Reception: Thursday, September 22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat. by appointment, 215-717-6210
Shoulder Path Sequence by Eve Bailey, 2011, c-print, 30 x 20 inches
The University of the Arts is very pleased to present an exhibition BLUR: Six Artists / Six Designers in Contemporary Practice, curated by Mark Campbell and Mary Anne Friel. The twelve artist/designers in this project include Eve Bailey, Laura Frazure, Todd Gilens, Andrea Landau, Virgil Marti, Will McHale, Don Miller, Jenny E. Sabin, Anne Schaefer, Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich, Silvano Sole and Mika Tajima.
This exhibition focuses on art/design dialogue in contemporary practice, drawing from a number of established disciplines, including painting, architecture, sculpture, industrial design, landscape architecture and performance. These artists/designers offer works in which the evolving principles of cross-disciplinary thinking are manifest, freely extending the range of creative activities outside traditional boundaries. Variations include “parallel activities,” with designers maintaining a concurrent studio art practice, both as exploration for client based work and as an end in itself, as well as artists drawing on the traditions of design for forms, contexts and contents, erasing the lines between the respective super-categories in the process.