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Up Do

Jeff Bailey Gallery
625 West 27th Street, 212-989-0156
July 19 - August 10, 2012
Reception: Thursday, July 19, 6 - 8 PM
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Jeff Bailey gallery is pleased to present, Up Do, a group exhibition of sculpture and painting, curated by Katia Rosenthal and featuring the work of Stacy Fisher, Joanne Greenbaum, Ann Kelly, Sarah Mattes, Nathlie Provosty, Alyse Ronayne and Tracy Thomason.

As imperative phrases, Up! and Do! are action-oriented, and suggest movement or performance. When combined, the words characterize an elaborate way to prepare one’s hair for a special occasion.

The artists in the exhibition demand something similar of their materials, pushing their physical limits and dressing them up for the event. Traditional materials like wood, stone, paper, metal, ceramic and paint may be combined with unexpected ones such as hair gel, mascara, vinyl, Mylar and concrete. Aesthetic transformations occur, and result in combinations that veer between the figurative and abstract, casual and fanciful, decorative and grotesque.

Stacy Fisher’s exhibitions include: Mixed Greens, New York, NY; Horton Gallery, New York, NY; Brooklyn Fire Proof, NY and Nudashank, Baltimore, MD. She is a recipient of a 2012 Visual Artist Fellowship from the Edward Albee Foundation. She received her BFA from Ohio State University in Columbus, OH and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Joanne Greenbaum’s solo exhibitions include: D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL; Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas; Rupert Goldsworthy, Berlin, Germany and greengrassi, London, U.K. Other exhibitions: PS1/MOMA, New York, NY and The Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K. She is represented by D’Amelio, New York, NY. She is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Grant. Greenbaum received her BA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and lives and works in New York, NY.

Ann Kelly’s exhibitions include: Backyard Projects; New York, NY and Open Space, Baltimore, MD. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD and lives and works in New York, NY.

Sarah Mattes’s exhibitions include: Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY; Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY; Crosby Street Gallery, New York, NY and AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA. She received her BFA from Colgate University, Hamilton, NY and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Nathlie Provosty’s exhibitions include: Gallery Diet, Miami, FL, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA and Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TX. She is a 2012 recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize. She received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Alyse Ronayne’s exhibitions include: AD projects, New York, NY; Spattered Columns, New York, NY; Garden Party/Arts, Brooklyn, NY; LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL; Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL and Bodega, Philadelphia, PA. She is currently a MFA candidate at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Tracy Thomason’s exhibitions include: James Fuentes LLC, New York, NY; French Neon, New York, NY; Garden Party/Arts, Brooklyn, NY; Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD and Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. She received her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

For further information or images, please contact the gallery at 212.989.0156 or [email protected]

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