Rachel Bailey is an East London artist working mainly in textiles. In 2003, Rachel began to make textile structures, often decorated with quotes from literature. Objects are made by hand, stitch and stitch, working with CAD patterns or as improvised patchworks. The texture, weight and contingency of the materials are important. Fabric objects have the capacity to surprise – they stretch, sag and fold. They are what you planned, but different.
Although Rachel’s work is often of a personal nature it is informed by extensive reading of fiction, myth and fairy tale. She is interested in uncovering the archetypes and mythic plot structures as they emerge in individual lives. We are all shaped by stories and myths, and perhaps fail to notice the fictional characters that are part of us.
Private view: Thursday 8 February, 18:00 to 20:30
Artist talk: Saturday 3 March, 14:00 to 15:00