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Shawn Bailey
12 April – 16 April 1999


Shawn Bailey's Pills: (tentative) is a series of photographic and print-media installations generated from digitally simulated models of the psychoactive pharmaceuticals that act as regulators of depression, anxiety and pain. Juxtaposing luxury privilege and status with the need for maintenance and self-control, the work explores the tensions that arise among an ordered and disordered social self, personal control, uncertainty, and desire. A separate digital video installation, B&H, investigates the eroticism, addiction, and ritual repetition of smoking.

Shawn Bailey is a candidate for the degree of Master of Fine Arts at York University. Each year the AGYU hosts two thesis exhibitions of graduate students from York University's Department of Visual Arts. These exhibitions, profiling some of York University's leading artists, are an extension of the AGYU's commitment to the development of Canada's visual arts professionals.
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