A new installation by Douglas Pierre Baulos
“From Which Stars Have We Fallen” is an installation by Birmingham Alabama artist Douglas Pierre Baulos. His drawings, installations, and books have been exhibited/published both nationally and internationally. His current works are explorations (visual) and meditations (poetry) centering on his ideas of spirituality, love, death, shelter, and hope.
The exhibition opens with a free reception on Friday, August 17, from 5 - 7 pm at the Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway Street in Paducah. Admission to the Yeiser Art Center is $5 during regular opening hours, except Wednesdays where admission is free. Yeiser Members always receive free admission to exhibitions.
“My work is composed of multiple layers of media, ideas and associations,” explained Baulos. “The process of piecing together an image is a meditative exercise for me. It has as much to do with how long it takes as physical texture or of following the thread of mindfulness. I merge the abstraction of narrative with the physicality of objects”
“While drawing and layering found materials, seemingly dissimilar elements begin to trigger associations with other images and ideas. It's my hope that the viewer connects these images by drawing on their own interests and associations. Retired objects and found papers are redeployed as agents of memory that can evoke and reflect on the history of private lives – worn and battered, certain found object evoke sympathy and empathy.”
“The materials that Mr. Baulos uses are both easily recognizable and otherworldly,” said Lexie Millikan, Yeiser Art Center Interim Director. ”His immersive installations are filled with textiles reminiscent of childhood, handmade books, imagery plucked from nature, and sets of meticulously crafted ceramic sculptures. The repetition of elements draws the viewer in for a closer look.”
Douglas Peirre Baulos
Douglas Pierre Baulos received his Master’s in Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He regularly teaches workshops and lectures on his research in book arts, drawing and visual ecology.
In 2009 Baulos won the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at UAB. He is currently the Assistant Professor of Drawing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the curriculum director at Studio by the Tracks, an art center that provide free art classes to emotionally conflicted children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other mental illnesses.
Yeiser Art Center
The Yeiser Art Center (YAC) is a non-profit visual arts organization celebrating more than sixty years of serving the community through exhibitions and education throughout the Tri-State Region. YAC is wheelchair accessible and open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. Admission is $5, free for YAC Members, on Wednesdays, and for children under 15.