John Bailly's exhibition, "The Roses of Fibonacci" opens at LnS Gallery on November 16. This narrated slide show is based on a recent interview at his Deering Estate studio, where he is artist in residence.
From the gallery press release:
John William Bailly is a French–American artist born in the UK. He received his MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University and has been a Faculty Fellow of the Honors College at Florida International University since 2004. His work explores history and culture, with an emphasis on the Transatlantic dialogue. His paintings explore the question of how we are who we are in relation to history, place, and culture. His works have been exhibited at the University of Maine Museum of Art, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Art, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Texas State University, as well as other venues in the US and France.
Reflecting on transatlantic exchange through examination of history, culture, and influence of the Americas and Europe, the show expresses a refraction of the artist’s complex interior landscape in layers of deep research, academic pursuit, mathematics, mythology, literature, poetry, and the flora and fauna of the natural world; these datapoints converge and re-emerge in dynamic, dimensional explosions on paper and canvas. Melissa Diaz writes: “Drawing on a wide range of art historical references, Bailly’s approach to painting is a process that is as meticulous and methodical as it is expressive and intuitive. His mark-making is a layering of an adroit awareness of disegno of the Renaissance masters, charged with the spontaneity of American Abstract Expressionist action painting.”