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Bailey Roby

Echoing Ideations

May 11 - June 5, 2024

BG Projects at New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is proud to present Echoing Ideations, a solo exhibition by current design student at USI, Bailey Roby. Echoing Ideations will be on view from May 11 – June 5, 2024, with an opening reception on May 11, 3–5 pm CT. Regular gallery hours are 10 am – 5 pm, Tuesday – Saturday.

Bailey Roby has a tendency to explore performative and conceptual installations that confront the viewer with thought-provoking subjects. From The Giving Tree, a work where Roby dangled felted pads and tampons from a tree, to her most recent work Unheard Echos, a book of unsent letters to people in Roby’s past, Roby broaches uncomfortable and often personal subjects as a wayfinding tool for her own healing journey. Roby has been working on Echoing Ideations, bolstered by an Endeavor grant totaling $2,450, under the guidance of USI Assistant Professor Rob Dickes since August of 2023.

“Hear my burden, hear my Plea.
I will finally be free.
This will be the end for me. I am going to… Eternity...”

~Bailey Roby

Bailey Roby is a contemporary artist who explores the combination of installation and imagery. She is a local art student at the University of Southern Indiana, and she primarily works photographically and with mixed media installation works. She is set to graduate with her BFA in May of 2025 and plans to continue to grow her conceptual art while working towards becoming a commercial photographer.

New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is dedicated to enhancing the experiences of students through an artist-run exhibition space in the Back Gallery. BG Projects at NHGCA allows students to exhibit, experiment, and/or curate within a working contemporary art gallery setting. Through exhibition and curatorial strategies, students can envision new possibilities for collaborations and their art practice.

New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art promotes discourse about and access to contemporary art in the Southern Indiana region.