February 19, 2020 4:00 pm - March 31, 2020 5:00 pm UXBRIDGE Showcase
“Alexander Bailey was born and lives in Howick, and his artistic work is based on his life journey. Alex explored Graphics and Design for a short period of time until his family was involved in a very serious car accident in March 1992. They survived, but Alex has been challenged since and in 2007 he started painting with Uxbridge, his tutor being Maria Fowler. This gave Alex the confidence to move forward and try his artistic style which he would not compromise on. Alex explores religious belief and asks “If there is a God and his son Christ and his Mother Mary, why did they in his view abandon him and his family”? He moves further with these perspectives in first trying to understand bi-culturalism and the perspectives of both Maori and Pakeha. Alex’s view is that resolution of conflict involves taking steps toward forgiveness. the actions of our predecessors at times lean heavily on his conscience and resolution of issues or perceptions such as Christ being missing in our lives ebbs and flows for him like the incoming and outgoing tide. Indeed the sea for Alex and diving under the sea waves brings renewal and hope just as in baptism. These questions will be answered in the explanations given alongside each major work in this exhibition.
ARTIST: Alexander Bailey