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Leah Bailis
Magical Thinking
October 1 - 31, 2010

Bailis’ newest exhibition represents a departure from her previous work as she considers filmic space, rather than domestic, through sculpture and her first foray into photography. She recaptures and recontextualizes the piercing beauty of the final scenes of Luchino Visconti’s Death in Venice and Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Ordet, re-imagining cinematic images of life and death.

Bailis received her MFA from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and her BA in Film from Bard College. She attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was a resident artist at the Bemis Center of Contemporary Art and the Vermont Studio Center. Bailis has exhibited her work around the country, including Lump Gallery in Raleigh, NC, Branch Gallery in NC, Fleisher Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, The Providence Art Club, in Providence, RI. She was a 2010 West Prize finalist. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia.