Exhibitions

RADCLIFFE BAILEY: PASSAGES

Knoxville Museum of Art / 1050 World's Fair Park Dr. August 12 - November 6th

Radcliffe Bailey

Working primarily between the mediums of sculpture and painting, Radcliffe Bailey (born 1968) incorporates found objects and photographs into richly layered and textured compositions that address history, ancestry, migration, and collective memory. The artist incorporates a multitude of mediums in a variety of works inspired by his interest in diasporic histories and notions of identity and displacement. Several works reference turbulent voyages at sea, recalling the lives lost in Middle Passage, while others celebrate the unifying power of music and the legendary jazz musicians who pushed the limitations of western tradition through their radical compositions