Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with Svetlana Bailey. Bailey will discuss her exhibition once there was there wasn't on view April 5 - 29.
Until the age of eight, Svetlana Bailey’s summers were spent at her grandmother’s house in the Russian countryside. It was there she discovered the world on her own and formed her earliest memories. Sixteen years ago her grandmother passed away and now the house stands empty. To create once there was there wasn’t, Bailey returned to her grandmother’s home and constructed installations throughout the abandoned property, using objects found there and photographs depicting her life after leaving Russia to create new images. She followed a similar process at her parents' home in Germany and in her own home in the United States, constructing photographs that allow disparate times and places to exist together in the mind.
Blue Sky Gallery
Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts
122 NW 8th
Portland, OR 97209