AboutSpace In Between is delighted to present Sarah, an exhibition of new work by Jennifer Bailey, and her first solo show with the gallery.
This forthcoming exhibition is concerned with the construction of social identity within highly circumscribed public spaces. In Sarah, everyday objects, text and photographic works are contained within furniture or display systems based on those found in retail spaces or offices.
Bailey's work is about the self-representation of the individual via lifestyle choices and an investigation into the visual codes that constitute authenticity. Her practice sometimes takes her family as subject or material, and their inclusion is related to wider interests including the âperformance' of social class and attitudes to paid work, food and childrearing. Her work involves writing, exhibition making, publishing projects, photography and sculpture.
Bailey received an MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2013. Recent exhibitions include It's Hard to Find a Good Lamp, Rhubaba, Edinburgh, 2012; Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial and Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, 2012; Marbled Reams (edition) and Quantum Leap, Embassy, Edinburgh and Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, both 2013. She recently co-organised and exhibited in Fall Scenes, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow. Forthcoming projects include a two-person show at Weekends, London, a written contribution to Side Project, published by The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik and a group presentation as part of Glasgow International, both 2014. Bailey lives and works in Glasgow.