5/03/19 - 6/28/19
Bailey Contemporary Arts
Presents the Arboreal Exhibition curated by Sharon Lee Hart
A group exhibition of mixed media featuring the art of trees
Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach is proud to present Arboreal, an exhibition inspired by the lives of trees and human interaction within a natural environment. The exhibit will be on view in the Central and East galleries from May 3 through June 28, 2019. There is an opening reception, free to the public, on Friday, May 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. during the Old Town Untapped event.
While grandiose trees easily catch our eye, this exhibition highlights the exquisite character of their unexpected and humble comrades. From preserved, pristine cherry blossoms encased in ice to A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima, trees and their parts continually school us on the process of growth, decay and resurrection.
The lives of trees and humans are intertwined, with trees being the giver in this arguably unbalanced relationship. Trees provide oxygen, shelter, food, protection, among other things necessary for human survival. Though paradoxically underappreciated and worshiped, there is no denying trees have a profound impact on our psyche. This collection of painting, sculpture, installation, mixed-media, and photo-based work is a glimpse into how divergent artists interpret and respond to trees, real and imagined.
Featured Artists: Kate Hawkes; Mario Marzan; Sammi Mclean; Elin O’Hara Slavick; Roger Boulay; Maria Britton; Ivan Santiago; Mike Dillow; Sharon Lee Hart; William Cordova; Izel Vargas; Carol Prusa; Nick Gilmore; Roberto Navarrete; and Susanne Slavick