Place of Mind

Blanco and Bailly
Richard Blanco and John W Bailly discuss Place of Mind

“When two worlds collide, mayhem or genius can ensue. Consider the freestyle fellowship that has developed between painter John Bailly and poet Richard Blanco, and the latter rings true. . . The show features prints, paintings, and book art Bailly created in dialogue with Blanco’s poems. The gang of two has spun what might be read as dynamic visual diaries by engaging in a conversational collaborative process, which allowed the raw intensity of their personal dramas and musings on history to flow.”
—Carlos Suarez de Jesus, Miami New Times

Place of Mind is collaborative project of poet Richard Blanco and painter John William Bailly. In 2006 & 2007, the duo explored common themes and imagery in a series of text and images that was curated by Denise Delgado in an exhibition at the Miami-Dade Public Library System.

Place of Mind was then exhibited at ClampArt in New York and the University of Maine Museum of Art, curated by George Kinghorn.

The gallery below consists of the works on paper. They consist of painting, screenprinting, and etching. Each work is a unique work. For information on each individual work, please follow this link. Place of Mind Works on Paper.

Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  04 June 2021

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