tart will be displaying a new series of works in oil by Bozeman artist Annie Bailey during the August artwalk. The opening reception for the exhibit titled “Sign Language” will take place on Friday, August 12th from 5-8pm in the tart gallery.
Raised on a ranch outside of White Sulphur Springs, Annie Bailey grew up drawing the world around her. As an adult she has trained in interior design, photography, illustration and architecture. She combines all of these skills and interests in a series of paintings depicting old signs from the gritty architectural gem of Butte, Montana. Obsessed with antique lettering and phrasing, Bailey renders these signs meticulously in large paintings on canvas with black, white and bright monochromes. Removed from their crumbling surroundings, these signs speak a vintage language of forgotten phrases.
10% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to Butte Citizens for Preservation and Restoration, providing grants to improve and lobby for historical buildings in Butte, MT.
Opening reception will be held in tart, rooms 107B & C in the Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave. Call 406-582-0416 or visit www.tartique.com for more information. The show will be on display through September 7th, 2011.