Rachel Bacon

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Tekenaar

Omschrijving werk

My recent work is an ongoing series of drawings called Emotional Landscape. These drawings are based on crumpled paper, and explore the discovery of value within something otherwise disregarded. This value seems to lie within the creative act, even if that fails. Embedded within the crumpled piece of paper are hidden the seeds of something new. In the first series of drawings, made on black paper using pencil, the shiny graphite began to resemble precious metal. The drawings took an extraordinary amount of time to make, slowing down time in the process and accruing in value by the sheer number of hours involved in their making. In the next drawings in the series I added a grid, which led me to an exploration of the fold, allowing the drawings to expand into the surrounding space. I have started to see the fold ultimately not just as a physical intervention in space, but potentially as a conceptual strategy for incorporating different viewpoints into a composite field, further interrupting any hierarchies of value. Often in a state of transition between the second and third dimensions, I have now started to consider how the drawings transition from something flat into architectural space, and from there more broadly to landscape. I am interested in exploring how we see and construct landscape through the frame of our own emotional make-up, and in generating a dialogue on how both personal and social history may become folded into landscape over time.

Werk

Faultlines II
Titel Faultlines II
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving
Techniek pencil on paper
Formaat 420 x 130 cm
Faultlines I
Titel Faultlines I
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving
Techniek pencil on paper
Formaat 210 x 130 cm
Mirny
Titel Mirny
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving
Techniek pencil on paper
Formaat 148 x 144 cm
Mirny
Titel Mirny
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving detail
Techniek pencil on paper
Formaat
Cornered
Titel Cornered
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving
Techniek pencil on paper
Formaat 42 x 30 cm
Emotional Landscape
Titel Emotional Landscape
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving
Techniek pencil on paper
Formaat 48 x 64 cm
Equilibrium
Titel Equilibrium
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving
Techniek pencil on paper
Formaat 99 x 75 cm
Equilibrium
Titel Equilibrium
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving
Techniek pencil on paper
Formaat 99 x 75 cm
UnBecoming
Titel UnBecoming
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving
Techniek pencil on paper
Formaat 55 x 80 cm
How a pencil becomes a diamond
Titel How a pencil becomes a diamond
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving installation 5 drawings
Techniek pencil on paper
Formaat

Omschrijving werk

My recent work is an ongoing series of drawings called Emotional Landscape. These drawings are based on crumpled paper, and explore the discovery of value within something otherwise disregarded. This value seems to lie within the creative act, even if that fails. Embedded within the crumpled piece of paper are hidden the seeds of something new. In the first series of drawings, made on black paper using pencil, the shiny graphite began to resemble precious metal. The drawings took an extraordinary amount of time to make, slowing down time in the process and accruing in value by the sheer number of hours involved in their making. In the next drawings in the series I added a grid, which led me to an exploration of the fold, allowing the drawings to expand into the surrounding space. I have started to see the fold ultimately not just as a physical intervention in space, but potentially as a conceptual strategy for incorporating different viewpoints into a composite field, further interrupting any hierarchies of value. Often in a state of transition between the second and third dimensions, I have now started to consider how the drawings transition from something flat into architectural space, and from there more broadly to landscape. I am interested in exploring how we see and construct landscape through the frame of our own emotional make-up, and in generating a dialogue on how both personal and social history may become folded into landscape over time.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.rachelbacon.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Pratt Institute NY, USA painting and printmaking tot 01-07-1990
University of the Arts London: Wimbledon College of Art MA Drawing 10/2015 tot 10/2016

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2017 Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Small Works GROEP
2016 Centre 4 Recent Drawing, London, UK OUT OF LINE GROEP
2016 Jerwood Space, London Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016 GROEP
2014 FRAC, Rennes, France Le Centre du Monde GROEP
2013 38CC, Delft, NL Eb & Overvloed SOLO
2013 Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland Imagined Communities GROEP
2011 Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC, USA Sea Worthy GROEP
2010 Brno House of Arts, Brno, CZ One on One GROEP
2010 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC, USA Floating World GROEP
2009 Scheltema Actuele Kunst, Leiden Float SOLO

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2015 Amsterdam Drawing Billytown Artist-run-gallerie art fair
2013 Re:Rotterdam Openbare Reflectie alternative art fair
2009 De Blauwe Periode Fluxvelden community art project
2007 Hermitage Helmond: namens De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek Desert Zen Camouflage Garden art project

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2017 Independent Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada
2016 MALONNY, Marijampole, Lithuania, art festival and commission
2015 Weir Farm Art Center, artist-in-residence, National Parks Service, Wilton, CT, USA
2010 Swing Space, Governors Island, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC, USA
2006 Lost & Found, Raumars artist-in-residence, Rauma, Finland

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2017 Purple Line Maryland Art-in-Transit Maryland, USA schetsopdracht (in behandeling)
2012 Gemeente Leiden Leiden Matilo, kunstwerk voor woonwijk N
2012 Haagse Orde van Advocaten Den Haag Paleis van Justitie, gedenkteken J
2011 Percent for Art, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs NYC, USA Public School, Brooklyn, kunstwerk voor school N
2010 CBK Zuidoost Amsterdam Transit, tijdelijke beeld voor plein N
2008 Trust for Public Land NYC, USA Public School 173, NYC, kunstwerk schoolplein J
2008 Staedion Wooncorporatie Den Haag Norgstraat, Den Haag, kunstwerk woonwijk J
2007 De Lakenhal en Gemeente Leiden Leiden Centraal Station, kunstopdracht N
2005 Gemeente Den Haag en Stroom Den Haag Da Costa School, Den Haag, kunstwerk op schoolplein J
2004 Gemeente Delft Delft Kunst in de Wijken N

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2015 Anno Lampe en Lex Plompen Den Haag Shit Alphabet
2014 FRAC Bretagne Rennes, France Verzameling Le Centre du Monde
2014 FRAC Bretagne Rennes, France Verzameling Le Centre du Monde
2006 Mr.& Mrs. Roland E. Arnall, US Ambassador to the Netherlands NL/USA Carcinoma
2006 R. & N. Vooijs Den Haag, NL Pixelwolk
2004 J.-M. Luursema Enschede, NL 'NL/USA'
2003 M. Poppe Den Haag, NL Niets Aanraken A.U.B.
2003 Gemeente Roermond Roermond, NL Periodiek Systeem der Elementen', kunst in de openbare ruimte
2003 M. Poppe Den Haag, NL 'Niets Aanraken A.U.B.'
2001 G. Vercammen Antwerpen, België 'Red Dot'

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2015 Extended Family Album publicatie in eigen beheer, Den Haag kunstenaarsboek
2010 Float Stroom Den Haag boek
2007 BUUT! Kunst op Haagse Scholen, 2003-2006 Stroom Den Haag tijdschrift
2007 Kluizen Hermitage weer helemaal anders' Eindhovens Dagblad krantenartikel
2007 'Stadsmens' Den Haag Centraal krantenartikel
2006 Lost & Found: Löytötavaratoimisto' publicatie in eigen beheer, Rauma, Finland kunstenaarsboek
2005 Onverschrokken Blik op Vlissingen' Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant krantenartikel
2005 Atlas met medewerking Stroom Den Haag kunstenaarsboek

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2017 Stroom Den Haag Onderzoeks beurs
2015 Tijl Fonds, Prins Bernard Fonds, Amsterdam, NL bijdrage documentatie
2015 Lerarenbeurs, Ministerie van Onderwijs beurs voor Masters studie
2008 Stroom Den Haag Premiun Subsidie
2007 Scholingsfonds voor Kunst en Cultuur, Amsterdam mentoring traject
2004 Fonds Beeldende Kunst, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst, Amsterdam Basisstipendium

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Mentor Invest kunstenaars, Stroom Den Haag 2016 2017
Billytown, atelier en artist-run-gallery 2011 nu
Royal Academy of Art the Hague, (KABK), docent beeldende kunst 2010 nu
Stroom Den Haag, Adviescommissie PRO subsidies 2009 2014
Gemeentemuseum, freelance museumdocent 2003 2009
Universiteit van Turku, Finland, lezing over kunst in de openbare ruimte 2003 2009
Quartair, Den Haag, medewerker kunstenaarsinitiatief 2003 2009
Gemeentemuseum, freelance museumdocent 2003 2011
De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek, Helmond, workshop met kinderen 2002 2002
SloopZacht, kunst en theater manifestatie in centrum Den Haag 2002 2002