Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents SOCIAL OBJECTS

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents SOCIAL OBJECTS

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach is proud to present Social Objects, an exhibition featuring ceramic works from the Socially Engaged Craft Collective. This expanding network of artists from around the country creates a wide range of art projects that are rooted in the rich history of ceramic objects. While many of the pieces are utilitarian in nature, the artwork comes to life thought its messages, tackling diverse subjects such as gender roles, the environment and migrant worker issues. The exhibition runs from July 1-August 18, 2018; for more information, www.baileyarts.org.

"This exhibition expands the parameters of what we commonly view as ceramic art," said Juliana Forero, Ph.D., BaCA's gallery curator. "And, it represents the diversity in the field. This will not be a typical ceramics display, in fact, many of the installations offer an interactive aspect."

The exhibition displays objects that developed from the lineage of ceramic craft and simultaneously engage viewers in a social experience surrounding the object. The role that potters and artisans play in society has changed, and what the Craft Collective does reflects that change. These objects serve a social function beyond a utility or aesthetic, they have the potential to share interactions, create experiences and build community.

One installation, entitled the "Frisk Whisk" by Cheyenne Rudolph, features a table with kitchen items created out of clay and challenges our gender roles. Another piece, "Upstream" by Anna Metcalfe, encourages viewers to share stories about water, which will then be incorporated into tea cups. And, at the closing reception, when three of the artists will be present, guests can participate in "Waffle Toss" by Forest Gard - tossing ceramic waffles into a toaster and "Weaving Dialogs" by Lauren Karle and Jeni Hansen Gard, where strangers will participate in intimate conversations following prompts embroidered on tablecloths.

Opening Reception: 7/6/18, 6-9 PM (at Old Town Untapped Event)

Closing Reception: 8/17/18, 6-8PM

Regular Business Hours: Tuesday through Friday: 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED


Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. For more information call 954-284-0141 or visit www.baileyarts.org.

About the Pompano Beach Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

A Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is a dependent district established by City government for the purpose of carrying out redevelopment activities that include reducing or eliminating blight, improving the economic health of an area, and encouraging public and private investments in a CRA district. The CRA is governed by State Statutes, Chapter 163, Part III. The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is funded through Tax Increment Financing (TIF). The funds are collected as property values increase and a portion of that increase is captured by the Agency. TIF raises revenue for redevelopment efforts without raising taxes.

About Bailey Contemporary Arts

The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration. Serving as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, the staff of BaCA amalgamates emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process. Located in the historic Bailey Hotel building, which was, at one point, the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1923, the historic Bailey Hotel is the second oldest remaining building (right behind the old Farmer's Bank building next door) and is part of the longest contiguous collection of historic buildings in Broward County.

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