“Bailey’s work is trying to capture something huge on a big format. Mark’s work, on the other hand, comes from his fascination with folded Asian paper screens and Islamic miniatures, which come from a world that’s shrunken down and folded up,” Aell explains. “He uses just ink and paper, and Bailey uses light in a minimal way, not even using a camera. The work of both is daring and direct, as is their use of subject matter. I like the contrast between their work seen at first and second glimpse, and how similar their intentions seem once you look deeper.”
The untitled show opens with a reception tonight from 6 to 11 p.m. at Hinterland, 3254 Walnut Street, and continues through December 7; visit Hinterland online at www.sabinaell.com/hinterland.
Nov. 17-Dec. 7, 2012