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.