September 21- November 10, 2019
Marshall and Winston Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, September 20
Erica Bailey explores perceptions of time and space through installations that combine dioramas and video. She frequently turns to vernacular architecture for subject matter, seeing it as a primary means by which we delimit space and order our understanding of it. Her work exhibits a fascination with spatial binaries such as inside/ outside, close/remote, and often references events that unfold over unfathomable expanses of time and distance or realities beyond our natural means of perception. Her new installation for RMAC will include four dioramas set in the prehistoric past, the recent past, the present, and the distant future, affording a quasi time travel and expressing a longing to understand the significance of individual experience within the scale of humankind and beyond.
Erica Bailey is a Bronx-based visual artist, originally from a small-town, working-class family in Ohio. She moved to New York in 2012 after accepting a position with The City College of New York managing the sculpture facilities. Recent exhibitions include: Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts; Its memory, the memory of its ribs, its knees, its shoulders, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; and So Close, Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, Lower East Side, Manhattan. Previous residencies include: NARS Foundation Artist in Residency Program, BronxArtSpace Summer Residency, and the LES Studio Program, a program of Artists Alliance, Inc. For more information on the artist, please visit www.ericabailey.net