Et al. etc. presents
November 10 - December 23, 2017
Reception: Friday, November 10, 2017
2831 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Et al. is proud to present Jam Session, a two-person show of work by Betty Bailey and Johanna Billing. This will be the inaugural show in our new second location on Mission Street at 24th Street.
Betty Bailey’s drawings are highly personal, each an intimate peek at something that for a moment caught Bailey’s fancy. A moment on a daytime talk show, a dirty joke told to her by a friend, a group of people form some kind of temporary community whether waiting in line or smoking together – these moments are rendered from memory in bright colors as images at once fanciful and honest.
Johanna Billing’s films stage events neither completely familiar nor abstract. In Pulheim Jam Session actors/characters asked to do things within their own vernacular make improvisation and composition push and pull at one. The result is at once a directed film project and the capture of individuals at ease with themselves, a documentary with a hard to pin down subject or narrative.
Betty Bailey was born in 1939 in Antigo, Wisconsin. She has lived in Port Costa, California for the last fifty years. She has exhibited extensively since 1970 at venues such as David Stewart Gallery, Los Angeles; The Oakland Museum of California; The Richmond Art Center; The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; Parker Gallery, Los Angeles; Feuer/Mesler Gallery, New York; US Blues Fine Art, Brooklyn; and in Crockett, California where she and her husband Clayton Bailey run the Bailey Art Museum, open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5pm.
Johanna Billing (Jönköping, Sweden, 1973; lives and works in Stockholm) makes videos that weave music, movement and rhythm – placing subtle emphasis on the individual within representations of changing societies. Recent major solo exhibitions include Keeping Time, Villa Croce, Genova, 2016, I’m Gonna Live Anyhow until I Die, the MAC, Belfast (2012); Tiny Movements, ACCA, Melbourne, I’m Lost without Your Rhythm, Camden Art Centre (2009); Taking Turns, Kemper Museum, Kansas City; This Is How We Walk on the Moon, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (2008); Forever Changes, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, and Magical World, PS. 1, New York (2006).