Brian Dailey’s Artist Talk, hosted by the World Bank Group Art Program

   

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Brian Dailey, WORDS: A Global Conversation

BRIAN DAILEY: WORDS: A Global Conversation

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BRIAN DAILEY: WORDS: A Global Conversation

Baahng Gallery is pleased to present WORDS: A Global Conversation, Brian Dailey’s creative summation of 7-year odyssey (2012-2019) that took him to 120 countries.  Working in an international geopolitical landscape undergoing tumultuous and historic changes over the evolution of this project, Dailey visited public and private venues on all 7 continents.  The exhibition is the inauguralof the project in its entirety and showcases WORDS MULTIMEDIA installation and WORDS ON WORDS, a 13 lenticular- print series.  This exhibition is Dailey’s second solo show with the gallery and will run from February 11 thru March 17, 2020, accompanied with opening reception on Tuesday, February 11, 6-8pm, and Artist Talk on March 3, Tuesday, 5:30pm. 

 

WORDS is the artist’s investigation into the impact of globalization and its effect on key human structures of language, society, culture, and environment.In each country, Dailey set up his camera with green-screen backdrop and invited random individuals.  Participants were asked 13 words in their native languages: peace, war, love, environment, freedom, religion, democracy, government, happiness, socialism, capitalism, future, and United States.  Each person responded—in a single word—with a first impression andselected a background flag reflecting his or her societal allegiance.  WORDS MULTIMEDIA is a time-based artand engages the viewers in present day issues while invoking a communal sense among global citizens.  In WORDS on WORDS, distinct single-word responses are layered in an immeasurable array of colors enhanced by the lenticular 3D effect. Interjecting his voice in a collaborative manner with the project’s participants, Dailey creates iconoclastic yet playful statements reminiscent of Dada and Surrealist word play. 

 

Born 1951 in California, Brian Dailey earned MFA from Otis Art Institute in 1975 and Ph.D. from University of Southern California in 1987 and participated in the pioneering creative experimentation defining the prolific artistic milieu in California in this era.  His early career launched him on a path that—before his full circle back to his arts in 2008—took him through a twenty-year interlude working on arms control and international security.  These unusual experiences were a fertile source of inspiration in his idiosyncratic art practice. With dual citizenship of USA and New Zealand, He lives and works in the Washington D.C. and in Woodstock, Virginia.  His selected solo exhibitions include at Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum in Washington D.C., in 2018 and his mid-career retrospective at Bulgaria’s National Art Gallery in Sofia in 2014. The evocative videoJIKAI was screened on multiple synchronized monitors in New York City in February, 2014, as the featured video in the Times Square Midnight Moment series; a project of ART PRODUCTION FUND. Brian Dailey is represented by Baahng Gallery. 

 

Brian Dailey

WORDS: A Global Conversation

A solo exhibition by Brian Dailey

February 11 – March 17, 2020

 

Opening reception

6-8PM, Tuesday February 11, 2020

 

Artist Talk:

5:30PM, Tuesday March 3, 2020

 

 

Brian Dailey, WORDS ON WORDS

WORDS on WORDS, 2019

Set of 13, Solos, Lenticular Prints 20 x 40 in, 24 x 48 in
50.8 x 101.6 cm, 70 x 122 cm edition of 25 plus 5AP’s each unique

WORDS on WORDS, a print series of the project, comprises 13 lenticular works. Distinct single-word responses derived from the answers of the more than 3000 participants in the project are layered throughout the panels in an immeasurable array of colors enhanced by the 3D effect. Interjecting his voice in a collaborative manner with the project’s participants from 134 countries, the artist combined these individual answers into two- or three-word phrases to create iconoclastic yet playful statements reminiscent of Dada and Surrealist word play.

 

Brian Dailey, Tous les Mots

Tous les Mots, 2018
Inkjet on museum etching paper 13 solos each unique
18 x 22 in
46 x 58.5 cm
edition of 25 plus 5AP’s

Tous les Mots, is a play on the French expression tous les monde, which in its most literal sense translates as all the people in the world. By interjecting the French word for words—mots—it creates a double entendre highlighting both the global and individual voice of the project. The series encapsulates the very essence of this series in that every word uttered by the nearly 3,000 participants is represented in one of the prints corresponding to each of the thirteen words. This print series gives voice to each and every individual who engaged in the WORDS endeavor, the various responses were calibrated and scaled to reflect the frequency in which they were articulated – forming dynamic word clouds.

 

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Brian Dailey, WORDS: A Global Conversation

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Artist Talk with Brian Dailey

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Brian Dailey's "WORDS" and "American in Color", installation view at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center

Brian Dailey at The Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center

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Brian Dailey's "WORDS" and "American in Color", installation view at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center
Brian Dailey’s “WORDS” and “American in Color”, installation view at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center

Brian Dailey’s works are shown at The Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center, January 11 – February 8, 2019. Opening reception 5-7pm, January 23. The exhibition is organized The Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center in collaboration with the Department of Photography and Media of the Alexandria Campus of NOVA.

January 11 – February 8, 2019

 

Brian Dailey, WORDS: A Global Conversation

BRIAN DAILEY: WORDS: A Global Conversation

February 11 – March 17, 2020
Brian Dailey, America in Color

BRIAN DAILEY: Polytropos

November 1 – December 15, 2018
Artist Talk with Brian Dailey

Artist Talk with Brian Dailey

Moderated by Wendy A. Grossman
November 8, 2018
Brian Dailey's "WORDS" and "American in Color", installation view at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center

Brian Dailey at The Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center

In collaboration with the Department of Photography and Media of the Alexandria Campus of NOVA
January 11 – February 8, 2019
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July 17 – August 15, 2018

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Artist Talk with Brian Dailey

   

Brian Dailey

in conversation with

Wendy A. Grossman, Ph.D.,

Curatorial Associate, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.

ARTIST TALK: 6:30PM, Thursday, Nov 8th, 2018

 

Accompanying the exhibition Brian Dailey: Polytropos, artist Brian Dailey and curator Wendy A. Grossman discussed about Dailey’s works and his creative process.

Brian Dailey, WORDS: A Global Conversation

BRIAN DAILEY: WORDS: A Global Conversation

February 11 - March 17, 2020
Brian Dailey, America in Color

BRIAN DAILEY: Polytropos

November 1 - December 15, 2018
Artist Talk with Brian Dailey

Artist Talk with Brian Dailey

Moderated by Wendy A. Grossman
November 8, 2018
Brian Dailey's "WORDS" and "American in Color", installation view at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center

Brian Dailey at The Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center

In collaboration with the Department of Photography and Media of the Alexandria Campus of NOVA
January 11 - February 8, 2019
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Brian Dailey, Miryana Todorova, Rae-BK
July 17 - August 15, 2018

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BRIAN DAILEY

Brian Dailey

American, b. 1951, Pittsburgh, California, based in the Washington D.C.

Brian Dailey’s work in a variety of mediums including photography, film, installations, and painting engages with the social, political, and cultural issues of our times. His life journey and its many peregrinations since launching his art career in Los Angeles in the 1970s have led him on a path of many surprising twists and turns, encapsulated in his creative vision as a self-described storyteller. Dailey’s art reflects his unconventional evolution as an artist and multifaceted life experiences, which include national level involvement in arms control and international security. The artist’s unusual experiences, which he approached with the same curiosity that has driven his art in diverse media, continue to provide a fertile source of inspiration in his unconventional creative practice such as the global video installation WORDS (2012-2018). Dailey has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., and Bulgaria and participated in a number of group shows in the United States, Europe, and Russia. His mid-career retrospective Declassified: Unraveling a Paradoxtook place at Bulgaria’s National Art Gallery in Sophia in 2014.

 

Education

Otis Art Institute, MFA, 1975

University of Southern California, PhD 1987 (Arms control, Russian studies, diplomatic history, dissertation on the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty)

Brian Dailey’s works are shown at The Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center, January 11 – February 8, 2019. Opening reception 5-7pm, January 23. The exhibition is organized The Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center in collaboration with the Department of Photography and Media of the Alexandria Campus of NOVA.  

 

 

“GEOPOLITICAL PERFORMANCE”, by JULIANA BIONDO, OCTOBER 17, 2018, BmoreArt

DC-Based Artist Brian Dailey Confronts the Overlaps Between Art and Politics After a Career Working in Government and Tech

2018

       Brian Dailey: Polytropos, Baahng Gallery, New York, NY

       WORDS: Brian Dailey’s Contemporary Tower of Babel, American University Art Museum, Washington DC

2017

       An Odyssey: Brian Dailey Digital Work, Dupont Underground, Washington DC

       America in Color, Beacon Investment Corporation, Chicago, IL 

2016

       America in Color, Beacon Investment Corporation, Chicago, IL (through 2017)

2015

       America in Color, Beacon Investment Corporation, Washington D.C. (through 2017)

       Bulgaria in Democracy, City Art Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 

       Bulgaria in Democracy, National Assembly, Sophia, Bulgaria 

2014

       Declassified: Unraveling a Paradox, National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria 

       Jikai, Times Square Art Alliance, Midnight Moment, New York, NY 

2013

       Tableau Vivant and Project Morpheus, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY 

2012

       America in Color, Curated by Simon Watson, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY

2018

       Absence and Presence: Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Washington DC 

2017

        Fathom Experiment #4: Venus is Venus is Venus, Dupont Underground, Washington DC

       TOGETHER: The Work of Paula Ballo Dailey and Brian Dailey, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington DC 

       Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington DC 

2016

      UP TO US, Pro Humanitate Institute, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 

       GEOMETRIX: Line, Form, Subversion, Curator’s Office @ Gallery 2112, Washington D.C.

2015

       Jikai, Recent Acquisitions, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. (group exhibition through May 2016)

       Domination and Irony, ONE Gallery, Cosmomoscow, Moscow 

2014

       Steel City Steampunk Exhibition, [Selections from America in Color] Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference 

Center, Pueblo, Colorado 

2012

       Biennial of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo-Konjic, Bosnia-Herzegovina 

2011

       Washington Project for the Arts, Select Art Auction Gala, Washington, DC 

       Portraits, I-20 Gallery, New York, NY

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PERFORMATIVE

Baahng Gallery is pleased to announce Performative, a group exhibition, featuring works by Brian Dailey, Miryana Todorova and Rae BK. Performative elements are essential to their works; this exhibition is a cross section of their oeuvre showcasing selected paintings, sculptures, and a media work.

 

Washington D.C. based artist Brian Dailey presents a single channel video, Jikai, shown on multiple synchronized monitors as a featured video in the Times Square Midnight Moment series, making an allusion to Shakespeare’s line in The Merchant of Venice. The moth in Jikai is a metaphor for political systems and its fluttering around a light bulb is a meditation on political disintegration.

 

Lives and works between Sofia and New York, Miryana Todorova questions politics of public space and how people occupy it. On view includes works from series of Foreign Body and Movables. Temporary structures in transit set up new ways of perception and geometry. With shifting grounds and no solidity, the work continuously involves every layer becomes a reaction to the transformation of a physical and spatial encounter: Negotiation becomes the infrastructure, no arrangement is accidental and no order is fixed, resulting a hybrid structure shaped by vulnerability. 

 

Brooklyn artist, painter and sculptor, RAE -BK, showcases an assemblage made up of smashed-up bits and found objects welded together as mangled sculpture. His works are feats of random engineering combining things like metal grates, goggles, and chipped-off box fan blades, seemingly emotive human figures. RAE as a street artist creates lively and chaotic frescoes that manage to blend into urban environment eventuating fantastical and anarchical installations.  

 

A group exhibition

July 17 – August 15, 2018

 

 

Artists in the exhibition

Brian Dailey

Miryana Todorova

Rae-BK

 

BRIAN DAILEY: Polytropos

 

Baahng Gallery is pleased to announce representation of Brian Dailey and the presentation of his first solo exhibition in the gallery, Polytropos. The exhibition features selected works from 2010 to 2018 and debuts to a New York audience his most recent monumental project WORDS, an expansive global video installation engaging with issues of language and identity under globalization.

 

Based in Washington D.C., Dailey is an artist whose work in a range of media, including photography, film, installations, and painting, draws on his unconventional evolution as an artist and reflects pressing concerns of our times. His conceptual and performance based art expands the parameters in which he works, defying easy categorization

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Perhaps no word better characterizes Dailey than polytropos, the first adjective Homer applies to Odysseus in The Odyssey. Translated from the Greek as well traveled, much wandering, and, in a more metaphorical sense, as the man of many twists and turns, polytropos suitably describes Dailey’s life journey. His many peregrinations have taken him from his art studies and career in Los Angeles in the 1970s to a twenty-year interlude working on arms control and international security, ultimately bringing him full circle back to his roots as an artist. These unusual experiences, which he approached with the same curiosity that has driven his art, provide a fertile source of inspiration in his idiosyncratic creative practice. 

 

Dailey’s multifaceted background is reflected in works in the exhibition such as the meditative and provocative two- and three-dimensional works from his Lamentations series, a pioneering project that manifests a novel aesthetics of nuclear iconography in post-Cold War and in the elegant and vibrant canvases from his autobiographical 14 Stations at the Crossroads, an engaging series that revisits key moments in the artist’s life journey. Equally reflective of his life experiences are the radiant and intricate digital graphite drawings, Riddles, embedded with compelling multifaceted meanings. Also on view is the dynamic mosaic of photographic portraits from Dailey’s America in Color project, a color-coded time capsule of the myriad faces of the U.S. populace, situated literally and symbolically against a backdrop of the contemporary political landscape. 

 

Brian Dailey has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and Bulgaria, and participated in a number of group shows in the United States, Europe, and Russia. His most recent museum exhibition, WORDS, was held at Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum in Washington D.C. in 2018, and his mid-career retrospective took place at Bulgaria’s National Art Gallery in Sofia in 2014. The evocative video Jikai–which will be on view at the gallery—was screened on multiple synchronized monitors in New York City in February, 2014, as the featured video in the Times Square Midnight Moment series; a project of ART PRODUCTION FUND.

Brian Dailey: Polytropos

A solo exhibition by Brian Dailey

November 1 – Dec 15, 2018

 

Opening reception

6-8PM, Thursday November 1, 2018

 

Artist’s Talk

6PM, November 8, 2018

Related:

Brian Dailey, WORDS: A Global Conversation

BRIAN DAILEY: WORDS: A Global Conversation

February 11 - March 17, 2020
Brian Dailey, America in Color

BRIAN DAILEY: Polytropos

November 1 - December 15, 2018
Artist Talk with Brian Dailey

Artist Talk with Brian Dailey

Moderated by Wendy A. Grossman
November 8, 2018
Brian Dailey's "WORDS" and "American in Color", installation view at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center

Brian Dailey at The Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center

In collaboration with the Department of Photography and Media of the Alexandria Campus of NOVA
January 11 - February 8, 2019
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PERFORMATIVE

Brian Dailey, Miryana Todorova, Rae-BK
July 17 - August 15, 2018

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