Eve Bailey

French, b. 1975

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Eve Bailey

French, b. 1975

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Eve Bailey’s sculptures and drawings sit at the nexus of performance, dance, sculpture, architecture, and design, addressing themes of motion and balance. The Brooklyn-based artist’s often-kinetic sculptures include wide-ranging references—from ancient totems to contemporary ergonomic design—yet they always revert to biomorphic and bodily forms, functioning as sites for choreographed performances in which the artist or other performers climb, or contort and balance their bodies, activating the space. “Through my performances, I emphasize on the ideas of flexibility and lightness,” Bailey has said. “The machines I build serve to express the elegance of a gesture, a finite moment of equilibrium.” Her drawings expound upon these themes, resembling schematic and anatomical illustrations that suggest studies for performances and sculptures.

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Eve Bailey’s sculptures and drawings sit at the nexus of performance, dance, sculpture, architecture, and design, addressing themes of motion and balance. The Brooklyn-based artist’s often-kinetic sculptures include wide-ranging references—from ancient totems to contemporary ergonomic design—yet they always revert to biomorphic and bodily forms, functioning as sites for choreographed performances in which the artist or other performers climb, or contort and balance their bodies, activating the space. “Through my performances, I emphasize on the ideas of flexibility and lightness,” Bailey has said. “The machines I build serve to express the elegance of a gesture, a finite moment of equilibrium.” Her drawings expound upon these themes, resembling schematic and anatomical illustrations that suggest studies for performances and sculptures.

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Two Collections Fuse the Ancient, Contemporary, East, and West
Jun 11th, 2014
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