Thursday, September 14-Saturday, December 9, 2017
Miles C. Horton Jr. Gallery and Sherwood Payne Quillen '71 Reception Gallery
Painter, sculptor, and mixed media artist Radcliffe Bailey (Atlanta, Georgia) layers found objects, materials, and potent imagery to explore connections between past and present, personal experience and collective memory. In this installation, Bailey references historical and ancestral communities and migrations, such as enslaved African people escaping through Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp, while examining concepts of identity through race, culture, and the mnemonic power of objects.
Windward Coast—West Coast Slave Trade, 2009-2011 (detail)
Piano keys, plaster bust, and glitter
Installation view from Radcliffe Bailey: The Great Dismal Swamp at the Greater Reston Arts Center
Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York