Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present new drawings and sculpture by Amy Pleasant.
Leaning. Lying. Sitting. Slouching. The everyday body arranges itself automatically to be comfortable, to sleep, to interact, to arouse, to pose.
In ink and gouache on paper, Pleasant fluidly captures these fleeting moments, distilling them into clean black silhouettes. As a group they are complemented by two sculptures, each made of curved planes in black, white, or grey. Viewed from changing angles, they suggest heads turning or at rest.
This is Pleasant’s (born 1972, Birmingham, AL) sixth solo exhibition with the gallery. Other solo exhibitions include the Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; Atlanta Contemporary, GA; Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. Group exhibitions include The Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC; The National Museum of Women in the Arts; Columbus Museum of Art, GA; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, NC; the Art in Embassies Program; the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; and the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA. Pleasant received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1994) and MFA from the Tyler School of Art, PA (1999). She lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama.
Jeff Bailey Gallery is located at 127 Warren Street, Hudson, New York, 12534. Gallery hours are Friday – Sunday, from 12-6 and by appointment. For further information or images, please contact the gallery at email@example.com or 518.828.6680.