Looking Back to Inspire Tomorrow
September 9, 2022 - November 20, 2022
Reception: October 7th 5pm - 8pm
Gallery Night: November 4th 5pm - 9pm
Eric Baillies creates work using 19th century photographic technique as an intentional act which looks to the past to inspire and transfer that energy to others. Using methods and history from the beginning of photography, Baillies seeks to engage the viewer with a sense of wonder so that they may take part in the passion and energy that Baillies exudes in his work.
While the energy begins by pouring nitric acid (HNO3) onto 99.9% pure silver (Ag) creating a crystal called silver nitrate (AgNO3), Baillies does not need to execute this step, for it emits a toxic gas. The crystal created by this transformation is now dissolvable in water. When liquid silver nitrate comes in contact with organic material and light it turns back into a solid producing raw silver, as silver iodide.
The discovery of this reaction dates back to 1803, which predates the invention of photography by almost 40 years! It was largely through this discovery and the use of camera obscura that led to the invention of photography.
"Sharing my passion and methods of creating opens a connection with others sparking a renewed energy and sense of wonder, as if somehow the energy that is transferred from the chemical reaction and creation of my artworks gives time for reflection, meditation, and purpose so that I might communicate and open pathways for myself and others to find new ideas or enhance the creative self." -Eric Baillies, photochemist
December 1, 2022 - March 9, 2022
Reception: December 1st 6pm - 8pm
Audifax uses her connection to the surrounding environment and intuition to create work intended to speak to humanity as a whole. Being born an artist and growing up in a family unable to afford art school, she felt trapped in a world where work meant survival and understands the importance of shifting our perception of limitations. Selling her belongings, she went to the streets of Europe to paint before street art was popular in the United States and there she found her canvas, walls. Self-taught in the areas of murals / street art, sculpture and acrylic painting, the bold photo-realistic and calligraffiti pieces connect to us on a level intended to awaken heart intelligence. She strives to push people beyond what they think they’re capable of and to understand dreams are achievable by embracing who we are, and most importantly, taking positive action.