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Balloon aerial image of the mown paths at Penland School

April 9, 2012.      Co-organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) and the Penland School of Crafts, 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art, is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary exhibition that explores the intersection of time with art, craft, and design.

As part of this major exhibition, Dan Bailey is one of four artists selected to do a month long residency at Penland creating a two-part site-specific installation tentatively entitled, Looking Up | Looking Down. The bulk of this work will happen during the summer of 2012. In addition, Dan will be creating similar works for  the NCMA’s exhibition as well as for their Park Pictures billboards. […]

Looking Up | Looking Down is a two-part work that explores temporal modeling of the sky and human-scaled chronicles of the ground.  It uses the compelling active skies of western North Carolina and the campus of Penland School of Crafts as vehicles for how humans observe, interact with, and move (or don’t move) through the natural landscape.

Still from infrared time-lapse sequence of the sky over top of Penland School