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Peek Behind the Curtain Artist Talk: Trent Davis Bailey

Trent Davis Bailey will talk about his work and new book, The North Fork.

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$10 for non-members

Trent Davis Bailey (b. 1985) is an American photographer born and based in Colorado whose work pulls from personal resonances of loss, trauma, family, and geography, particularly as they relate to ecology, place, memory, and time. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2019 Film Photo Award and the 2015 Snider Prize from the Museum of Contemporary Photography. His work has been exhibited and published widely. Bailey holds an MFA from the California College of the Arts and a BFA and BA from the University of Colorado Boulder. He teaches photography at the University of Colorado Denver.

About the The North Fork book:
The North Fork takes its form from several threads of Trent Davis Bailey's childhood memories — including a rift between his father and an uncle, macrobiotic meals prepared by his aunt, and the premature death of his mother — and suggests how those remembrances tie into small-scale family farms and wilderness in the rural Intermountain West. Photography, here, becomes a tool for piecing together a map of the artist's own complicated personal terrain, mending and rerouting notions of place and family. The book's photographic sequence is inspired by Bailey's personal narrative arc, his search for community, and his evolving definition of family, all held within a river valley on Colorado's Western Slope.

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