Residency: September-October 2008
‘Xs’ includes performance, sculpture, fashion design, prosthetic make-up and video. I will acrobatically go down a structure in the shape of an organic spiral staircase, wearing a white dress with a bustle. Every time my legs will flip back over my head, the bustle will reveal a baboon ass prosthesis. ‘Xs’ is a pun on human vanity and taste for power. Through humor it combines womanhood and a subversion of the advertised image of female model.
About the Artist
Eve Bailey was born in Nancy, France in 1975. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BA in Architectural Metal Work with Honors from the Olivier De Serres School of Art and Craft and earned her MFA in Sculpture from the Beaux-Arts University School of Art in 2001, both in Paris, France. Recipient of two fellowships to study abroad at the San Francisco Art Institute, Bailey received the school award for best video in 2000. She was awarded several funded residencies: Triangle for the Arts, New York (NY) 2004, Sculpture Space, Utica (NY) 2008 and Bemis Center, Omaha (NE) scheduled in 2009. She also received several commissions as a designer after she won the first Prize of Museum Expression Art and Design Fair at the Louvre in Paris in 1996. She has exhibited her work in Germany at the Kunsthalle of Baden Baden and the NAK of Aachen, in the Netherlands at Artis Gallery (Den Bosch), in France at the Musée Royet Fould (Courbevoie) and the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Paris), in California at the Art Institute and 2C Gallery (San Francisco), in Tennessee at Labarts Gallery (Knoxville) and recently in New York at Triangle for the Arts (Brooklyn) and Cuchifritos Gallery (New York).