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Michael Baily-Gates – A glint in the kindling
18 September 2021 - 16 October 2021
The Ravestijn Gallery is proud to announce A Glint In The Kindling, the first exhibition in Europe and at the gallery of American artist Michael Bailey-Gates.
In A Glint In The Kindling, photographs are made to affirm a coming reality. Transgressing against set gender roles, Michael imagines new ways of being within the confines of a gender binary. The pictures are created through intimate questions about how we could re-imagine our relationships to each other. Existing both as subject and photographer, the images present these personal truths shaped by the imagination.
To construct pictures that invite an inquiry, beyond what’s deemed possible or real. The works invite us, not to just a world beyond, but to one which already shines through the cracks of this one.
A Glint in the Kindling speaks to the impossibility of seeing ourselves fully, and celebrates the perpetual dance of trying.
Coinciding with the show there will be a book release of the same name by Pinch Publishing. As the first release of Pinch Publishing, A Glint In The Kindling sees the newly found London publisher launch with an especially resonant first publication.
The thirty-five images, presented almost entirely in black and white, feature a close circle of recurring collaborators and artists such as Bobbi Menuez, Hayden Dunham, Torraine Futurum, and King Princess, along with a foreword written by Cyrus Dunham. While the work of Bailey-Gates can be found in publications such as Vogue, Dazed and Love Magazine, A Glint In The Kindling is the first opportunity to see Bailey-Gates’ unique approach to portraiture presented in a dedicated book.
There will be a book signing at MENDO on Saturday September 18 from 13:00 – 14:30. For more information please click on this link!
Opening Saturday September 18 from 17:00 till 22:00 hours. Please join us and Michael Bailey-Gates for a drink! We will launch his first monography by Pinch Publishing simultaneously.