Reconstructed model, Installation, National Gallery of Art, Sophia, Bulgaria, 2015

Reconstructed model, Installation, National Gallery of Art, Sophia, Bulgaria, 2015

 

ALCHEMY        

Five years after creating Warm Pretense, Dailey takes his earlier work into another dimension with Alchemy. Entering a black room where the separation between viewer and moth frenetically encircling the bare bulb has been eliminated, the individual moves from spectator to participant in the feverish albeit futile dance with the impenetrable glowing light. Both Warm Pretense and Alchemy served as a precursor to Dailey’s 2013 video work Jikai.