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Patent Drawing #1, 2011, Apparatus for the Display of Wearable Augmented Reality Sculpture on the Internet, India Ink on paper

Jeremy Bailey

March 17–April 16, 2011

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 17, 6-9 pm, Performance: 8 pm

Pari Nadimi Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition and performance by Toronto-based new media and performance artist Jeremy Bailey. 

Jeremy Bailey is a Toronto-based new media artist whose work explores custom software in a performative context. Powered by humor and computer vision, his work wryly critiques the uneasy relationship between technology and the body while playfully engaging the protocols of digital media (Greg J Smith, Rhizome).  

Recently (Feb. 18, 2011) Bailey performed for the Tate Liverpool’s Media Arts, Performance and Identity after Nam June Paik.  He will premier a new performance on June 24, 2011, for “Life Feed: New Works by Jeremy Bailey and Antoine Catala” at the New Museum in New York.  

For his second solo show in Toronto, Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey is offering a fresh peek at the future of innovation and the magic he employs behind the scenes to bring his innovative software to reality. Inspired by the transparency of an Internet artist’s studio practice, the exhibition will not only contain video demonstrations of some of Jeremy’s most recent software but also the conceptual and mechanical ephemera that bring his genius to life. Conceptual sketches, patent drawings, turtlenecks, modified wiimotes and fluorescent tape, will all come together to paint a portrait of an artist on the edge of tomorrow. 

Bailey has been extensively exhibiting and performing, since 2003, nationally and internationally.  Including: The Future is Now, Media Arts, Performance and Identity after Nam June Paik, Tate Liverpool, (Liverpool UK), Dadamachinima, Devotion Gallery, (New York, USA), Domain, ZER01 San Jose Biennial, (San Jose, USA), BWNY, Albright Knox, (Buffalo, USA), Colours of the Spectrum Art Metropole (Toronto, ON), Space Invaders, NIMk, (Amsterdam, Netherlands), The Jeremy Bailey Show, HTTP Gallery (London, UK) , Festival International du Film sur lʼArt - Musee d’Art Contemporain (Montreal, QC), Definitely Independent, Transmediale, Akademie der Kuenste (Berlin, Germany) and many more.  

Born in 1979 Bailey received his MFA in Video Art from Syracuse University(2006) and an undergraduate degree in Visual Studies from the University of Toronto(2002).  He is co-founder of award winning artist video collective 640 480 and performance journalism collective ArtStars*. He has been described by Filmmaker Magazine as “a one man revolution on the way we use video, computers and our bodies to create art”. 

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