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Can't make it to the signing session?
You can purchase your copy of A Glint In Th Kindling on Saturday the 18th of September at the signing session. If you can’t make it to the signing session, shop your copy online before or on Friday the 17th and it will be signed for you. Signed copies will ship from Monday the 20th of September.
Many of the pictures feature the garage, basement, or studio of Bailey-Gates’ home, where inventive sets expose the frame of the image to include their construction. It is this transparency in the image-making that reflects the subjects within. The works invite us, not just to a world beyond, but to one which already shines through the cracks of this one.
Bailey-Gates’ photographs are joyous spaces of affirmation
The thirty-five images, presented almost entirely in black and white, feature a close circle of recurring collaborators and artists such as Bobbi Menuez, Hayden Dunham, Torraine Futurum, and King Princess, along with a foreword written by Cyrus Dunham.
While the work of Bailey-Gates can be found in publications such as Vogue, Dazed and Love Magazine, A Glint In The Kindling is the first opportunity to see Bailey-Gates’ unique approach to portraiture presented in a dedicated book. The book release coincides with a solo exhibition of the same name at The Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam, premiering at Unseen 2021.