Monday, November 30, 2009

Christine Bailey: Drawings @ Theatre Project

Christine Bailey: Drawings
December 3, 2009 – January 3, 2010
Opening Reception: December 3 from 6:00-8:00pm
John Fonda Gallery
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
located at Theatre Project

The show consists of new works that explore Christine’s fascination with drawings that blur the line between process and image.

The drawings in this series are made with powdered photocopy toner on paper. Bailey applies and manipulates the toner with paintbrushes and erasers and set it using heat. The toner creates a grainy, soft-focus surface reminiscent of photographic enlargements. Alternating between the baroque and the banal, the imagery in these handmade “copies” is drawn from various sources, including media images, photographs of natural disasters, places Bailey has traveled, places she has imagined, and her own previous artworks.