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Unfolding the Visual Narrative
L-R: Bailin: Lake, 2016 • New House, 2016 • Raking Leaves, 2016
L-R: Bailin: Lake, 2016 • New House, 2016 • Raking Leaves, 2016
This show features the work of ten Koplin Del Rio artists and completes the series of three IDENTITY exhibitions introducing the gallery’s artists to a Seattle audience. Curator Eleana Del Rio grouped these artists together because they share a common interest in pictorial narrative. They all invite the viewer to interact with the imagery and engage with the work in a manner that allows two narratives—both the artist’s and the viewer’s—to play out over time.

The Art Tools of David Bailin

Selection from Interview
picking up Charcoal
In February 2016, I was interviewed on the Parka Blogs by a columnist named Judy. The questions brought out some interesting specifics about my process I have talked about but never put into writing. I’ve picked out two highlights from the interview.

In Memoriam Kafka

A perfect studio dog
Kafka, Studio Dog
When I had to put my studio dog, Kafka, to sleep after 14 years of companionship, my friend, Warren Criswell, responded, "How did you put him down?" as if there was a choice. He had, as I had, misinterpreted the other's remark.

A Drawing for a Wedding

Alpha Drawing

Aleph, 2014 • Charcoal, Pastel and Coffee on Prepared Paper • 39.75 x 54 inches.

It is always good to have an excuse for getting out of one's own head and create something for someone else.