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Origins Ghosts and Shadows

Current Exhibition

Former Head of Art Geoff Bailey at Dixie Grammar School, Market Bosworth celebrated his retirement from teaching with a solo exhibition in Atkins Gallery exploring three themes.

ORIGINS has it’s basis in Darwin’s theory the Origin of Species looking at the evolution of mankind.

GHOSTS captures the decline of the industries that once dominated this area.

SHADOWS explores the use of light and dark throughout art history and recreating it in a contemporary setting.

Featured Artworks
A photo of 'ORIGINS GHOSTS AND SHADOWS ' by Geoff Bailey

ORIGINS GHOSTS AND SHADOWS

By Geoff Bailey

Exhibition in Atkins Gallery

A photo of 'ORIGINS   
Tea Party with Cakes' by Geoff Bailey

ORIGINS Tea Party with Cakes

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

"The Origins section is a reflection on some of the questions I had for the Biology, Physics and Chemistry departments about our evolution, mostly through the work of Charles Darwin, Charles Lyall and the Victorian natural historians and how these reflect upon how we live today"

A photo of 'ORIGINS            Tea Party ' by Geoff Bailey

ORIGINS Tea Party

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

"Origins was generated mostly through conversations with colleagues in various break times and lunch times in school."

A photo of 'ORIGINS GHOSTS AND SHADOWS ' by Geoff Bailey

ORIGINS GHOSTS AND SHADOWS

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Exhibition in Atkins Gallery
A photo of 'ORIGINS Cakes and Eat it' by Geoff Bailey

ORIGINS Cakes and Eat it

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

"This is taken through to my experiences in Africa and the world as I found it there. The jaw dropping poverty and the exploitation by wealthier nations of African natural resources. I had to approach this through the use of metaphor cakes and the taming (the domestication) of nature and through this situation, perhaps even the extinction of what we recognise as the natural world."

A photo of 'ORIGINS     Communication, Chimp Expressions ' by Geoff Bailey

ORIGINS Communication, Chimp Expressions

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Ceramic Sculptures
A photo of 'ORIGINS      Development sketches' by Geoff Bailey

ORIGINS Development sketches

By Geoff Bailey
A photo of 'ORIGINS      Sketchbook ' by Geoff Bailey

ORIGINS Sketchbook

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Pencil and Ink
A photo of 'ORIGINS GHOSTS AND SHADOWS ' by Geoff Bailey

ORIGINS GHOSTS AND SHADOWS

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Exhibition in Atkins Gallery
A photo of 'A LEXICON OF SHADOWS Night Portrait 1' by Geoff Bailey

A LEXICON OF SHADOWS Night Portrait 1

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Oil on Canvas

"A Lexicon of Shadows is my ongoing reflection of the development of the History of Art through the exploration of light and more importantly shadows."

A photo of 'A LEXICON OF SHADOWS    Night Portrait 2' by Geoff Bailey

A LEXICON OF SHADOWS Night Portrait 2

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Oil on Canvas

"I hope that it reflects my love of the Northern Renaissance; those misty mornings in Delft, that inspired Johannes Vermeer to create his wonderfully evocative paintings, Rembrandt Van Ryn to reveal form through his calculated light sources and contrast this with the brilliant light of the Italian Renaissance."

A photo of 'A LEXICON OF SHADOWS   Night Portrait 4' by Geoff Bailey

A LEXICON OF SHADOWS Night Portrait 4

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Oil on Canvas
A photo of 'A LEXICON OF SHADOWS  Girl on a mobile phone (Snowdon)' by Geoff Bailey

A LEXICON OF SHADOWS Girl on a mobile phone (Snowdon)

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Oil on Canvas
A photo of 'A LEXICON OF SHADOWS    The Situation' by Geoff Bailey

A LEXICON OF SHADOWS The Situation

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Oil on Canvas
A photo of 'GHOSTS OF INDUSTRY   Requiem- The Chairman is Absent' by Geoff Bailey

GHOSTS OF INDUSTRY Requiem- The Chairman is Absent

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Oil on Canvas

"The Ghosts of Industry is a qualified lament for the demise of certain industries within the town and surrounding area. I grew up surrounded by Victorian red brick factories that are now largely defunct due to economics. "

A photo of 'GHOSTS OF INDUSTRY   Staircase' by Geoff Bailey

GHOSTS OF INDUSTRY Staircase

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Oil on canvas

".It is also the celebration of the fact that I was the first generation of my family out of these factories; institutions that my parents attended at 14 straight out of school."

A photo of 'GHOSTS OF INDUSTRY   Stained Glass' by Geoff Bailey

GHOSTS OF INDUSTRY Stained Glass

By Geoff Bailey Medium: Oil on Canvas
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