“found/forgotten” – An Exhibition by Taylor Bailey

Contracommon is proud to present found/forgotten, an exhibition of works by Taylor Bailey. The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday, September 25th from 7 – 10pm, and will be on view in the gallery from September 13th through October 15th, 2021.
The gallery is free and open to the public! Our walk-in hours are 12-6pm from Friday through Sunday, or you can schedule a private weekday appointment at calendly.com/contracommon.
found/forgotten uses familiar elements of nature as a way to explore identity, place, and belonging. Featuring experimental installation work utilizing stone, rock, and dirt in combination with light and sound, the exhibition creates ethereal and unfamiliar scenes within the context of the gallery. This liminal space, introduced to viewers at the end of a winding path of suspended charcoal drawings, will engage visitors to experience the duality of both a novel unfamiliarity and nostalgic sense of belonging through the use of commonplace earthly materials and imagery of the landscapes of Far West Texas. From the artist:
“While I work in a combination of large and small-scale works, and across a variety of mediums, my work is directly centered in engagement with the raw and unfiltered landscape of Far West Texas. In my practice, I am interested in exploring the concept of place – place as beyond (but not without) a geographic location, but also as an incorporeal entity, a way of “being” in the world, and a way for people to find order and connection in life.”
Taylor Bailey is a visual artist working in Austin, Texas. She pursued a degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas where she majored in both Studio Art (Painting focus) and Art History. She is now the Executive Director of Contracommon, a nonprofit arts collective in Bee Cave, Texas, which strives to support emerging artists through community and collaboration. Her practice is largely based in drawing and printmaking techniques, and explores themes of memory, identity, psychogeography and place-making.
found/forgotten will be on view at the Contracommon Gallery from September 13th – October 15th, 2021. The gallery is open to the public Fridays through Sundays from 12pm – 6pm, and by appointment Monday through Thursday. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 7-10pm, and is free and open to the public. For more information, appointments or donations, please email contact@contracommon.org.


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