Jane Deering Gallery Geoffrey Bayliss | Simple Isn’t Easy solo exhibition opens next week

Jane Deering Gallery 

Geoffrey Bayliss | Simple Isn’t Easy

Exhibition dates: July 7 – 31

Opening Reception . Thursday . July 7th . 6-8pm
Gallery hours: Friday & Saturday 1-5pm . Sunday 1-4pm
and always by appointment @ 917-902-4359
19 Pleasant Street . Gloucester MA 01930

Geoffrey Bayliss’s recent work includes large collaged work and papier-mâché sculptures which lend themselves to the viewer’s interpretation.  Playful, imaginative, strange, or referential of classical ruins, the collages and sculptures are active and energetic. Bayliss is not new to collage; but his exploration of papier-mâché is an exciting direction. The use of papier-mâché goes as far back as 200 AD with the Chinese Han dynasty; in Europe, it was introduced c.1725 as an alternative to plaster or carved wood in architecture. Bayliss earned a degree in architecture from Columbia University; his current interest in the medium of papier-mâché aligns well with his understanding of architectural elements and flourishes.

About the artist.

Geoffrey Bayliss, a native of Gloucester, holds a BA in architecture from Columbia University. He has studied with artist Celia Eldridge, sculptor John Bozarth, printmaker Coco Berkman, and artist Charlotte Roberts. His work is held in numerous private collections in the US. This is the artist’s 4th solo show with Jane Deering Gallery. A few words from the artist: ’Making art has been my life … My impulse to create doesn’t diminish
… It grows and develops infinitely.’ — Geoffrey Bayliss, July 2022

Works from the exhibition can be viewed at: