June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sue Bailey, Night Trees of New York
November 30, 2019 – January 4, 2020
301 N. Graham Street, Portland, OR 97227
Located in Lorenzen Conference Center – Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Campus.
9am – 6pm, Monday-Saturday, Sunday, 10am-4pm
Free off street parking available, Stair and elevator access, TriMet Routes 4, 24 and 44, ADA accessible
Event is free and open to the public
New York photographer Sue Bailey notes, “These photos communicate my love of nature and the city (and I now realize, my love of drama and the theater). I only shoot the trees at night when I feel most connected to the energy of the natural world and I use only available light—so rich and complex in NYC it’s a show unto itself. There is covert storytelling in the light sources. Plus, the trees become highly dramatized in the city’s artificial lighting. They exude a mystery and magic often unnoticed during the day. Oddly, they feel more alive at their most artificial. There’s undeniable soul in these trees. I see them as protectors and guardians at times. There’s one on Riverside Drive that I call “My Guy” (he’s in the show!) That approaches what I aim to reveal and communicate: the trees have spirit and their relationship with us is as co-creators and beings who deserve mutual love and respect.”
Sue Bailey is a New York-based artist who for the past few years has focused on shooting trees at night in NYC and other cities. She was raised on the coast of Oregon and in Portland, hence her deep love and appreciation of nature. She is a graduate of Cooper Union School of Art in NYC, where she studied painting and other fine arts. Her photographs have been in various group shows around the country, most recently at the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY. She was the subject of a highly unusual (for them) article in the online magazine for Nat Geo called, “The Singular Drama of New York Trees.” Before focusing solely on her photography, Sue was a Vice President at HBO, working on some of the great TV (or it’s Not TV?) shows of all time. Sue has continued her studies and work at International Center of Photography in NYC.