Join JM Gallery Saturday, December 10 at 12 for an artist talk featuring Jay Bailey where he will discuss his body of work currently on display.
Jay Bailey’s paintings and drawings are full of life. Fluid contour lines layered with puddles and washes of color appear, on one level, just as the materials they are—charcoal and paint on a white ground. But at the same, the lines, colors, and paper actively coalesce into human figures, as if in real time, creating a dynamic interplay between the materials and the forms they represent. The materials and the figures are each engaging on their own terms. The loose, gestural quality of seemingly uncoordinated stains and lines creates a sense of spontaneity and immediacy. And the emergent figures are all too human; as Jay describes them, they are deconstructed souls with scars, imperfections, tattoos, and memories.
Jay has a BA in Fine Art from the University of Nevada in Reno, he undertook post-baccalaureate studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, and he has an MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has shown his work in group and solo exhibitions in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.
JM Gallery, One Arts Plaza
Dallas, Tx 75201