Whitney Wood Bailey, Untitled 10, 2014
Whitney Wood Bailey: Cosmic Nostalgia
ON VIEW: November 12 – January 4, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 12, 6 – 9 PM
Whitney Wood Bailey is a Georgia native who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA degree in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta and her BFA in painting from Auburn University. Whitney also studied with UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art in Cortona, Italy as well as postgraduate study with Rhode Island School of Design in France. She was awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Hambidge Center and was a featured artist in New American Paintings. Whitney has exhibited nationally and internationally including Paris, Shanghai and Hong Kong as well as New York and around the U.S.
Whitney’s Cosmic Nostalgia series is driven by questions of a metaphysical nature such as how design and orchestration within nature affects our consciousness, and how the extraordinary geometries within nature’s design demand the consideration of intelligent design as well as our notions of spirituality.
She combines forms that are organic in creation with carefully placed and predetermined mark making. The linear hatch marks (“ticking”) in the work, inspired by visits to the ancient art caves of France, represent a form of structure, applied to the naturally occurring elements within this painting process. The combination of the two suggests the idea of an intersection of faith, reason, instinct and intellect.