Date(s) - Friday, May 3, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bailey Contemporary Arts
Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach is proud to present Arboreal, an exhibition inspired by the lives of trees and human interaction within a natural environment. The exhibit will be on view in the Central and East Galleries from May 3, 2019 through June 28, 2019. There is an opening reception, free to the public, on Friday, May 3 from 6pm to 10 pm during Old Town Untapped. For more information, www.baileyarts.org.
While grandiose trees easily catch our eye, this exhibition highlights the exquisite character of their unexpected and humble comrades. From preserved, pristine cherry blossoms encased in ice to A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima, trees and their parts continually school us on the process of growth, decay, and resurrection.
The lives of trees and humans are intertwined, with trees being the giver in this arguably unbalanced relationship. Trees provide oxygen, shelter, food, protection, among other things necessary for human survival. Though paradoxically underappreciated and worshiped, there is no denying trees have a profound impact on our psyche. This collection of painting, sculpture, installation, mixed-media, and photo-based work is a glimpse into how 12 divergent artists interpret and respond to trees, real and imagined.
Featured Artists: Kate Hawkes; Mario Marzan; Sammi Mclean; Elin O’Hara Slavick; Roger Boulay; Maria Britton; Ivan Santiago; Mike Dillow; Sharon Lee Hart; William Cordova; Izel Vargas; Carol Prusa; Nick Gilmore; Roberto Navarrette; and Susanne Slavick
Curated by Sharon Lee Hart, she has visually explored relationships between humans, other animals, and the natural world. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally. Hart’s photographs are in several permanent collections, including The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She maintains an active studio practice and is the Head of Photography and an Assistant Professor of Art at Florida Atlantic University.
Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. For more information please call (954) 284-0141. Hours are open from Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and CLOSED on Sundays & Mondays.
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