Accolades for Acclaimed Artist, Mays High School Grad Radcliffe Bailey
Praise continuing for Bailey, whose "Memory as Medicine" exhibit is on display at the High Museum of Art through Sept. 11.
Internationally-acclaimed Atlanta artist Radcliffe Bailey received his latest accolade Monday at Atlanta City Hall.
Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms hosted a reception for the artist, a graduate of Mays High School, and presented him with two proclamations during the regularly scheduled council meeting.
Bailey’s new exhibit “Radcliffe Bailey: Memory as Medicine” is on display at the High Museum of Art. The exhibit highlights the artist’s experimentation with diverse media, showcasing sculptures, paintings, installations, works-on-paper, glass works, and modified found objects.
Comprising more than 25 works, “Memory as Medicine” includes new art created for the exhibition as well as works never before on public display. The exhibition also juxtaposes Bailey’s work with classic African sculptures from the High Museum’s permanent collection and selected loans to show the influence of African aesthetic practices on the artist’s work.
“Memory as Medicine” runs through September 11. The exhibition is scheduled to travel to the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, and the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College in 2012.
As a mixed-media artist, Bailey is widely acclaimed for his collages and sculptures that explore African-American history, social consciousness and his own experiences through the use of old family photographs, heirlooms, painted words, maps and much more.