In The Midst of a Trauma
Spartanburg artist Bailie will debut his latest body of work – In The Midst of a Trauma, an extensive collection that probes the minds of people with mental illnesses – May 4-29 at Artists Collective in Spartanburg. This multifaceted exhibition includes photography, paintings, multimedia sculptures, video, and creations that defy definition. To create much of this exhibition, Bailie worked with his therapist to interview five people diagnosed with various mental health problems, such as split personalities and manic depression. From those interviews he created six encaustic wax photographs (including one of himself) that depict the person’s mental health. The exhibit will be open for free public viewing Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.