Ties that Bind Sneak Peak and Print Sale!

SkatesintheMulberries_9957lrSkates in the Mulberries, 2014
6″ x 9″, Edition of 20
$50.00

Ties that Bind sneak peak and print sale!

I am having a print sale to raise funds for the final execution of my Master of Fine Arts Exhibition that opens April 25, 2016. Six photographic prints from my body of work Ties that Bind are available to purchase. Each image is 6″ x 9″ printed on 8.5″ x 11″ archival, premium luster inkjet paper. The prints are signed in an edition of 20 for $50.00 each. This is a 50% discount! All proceeds will go towards paper, printing / mounting, framing, an exhibition catalog, and promotional materials.

Visit my website to make a purchase: http://deedrabaker.virb.com/print-sale

Everyone who purchases a print from this sale will receive an exhibition postcard, as well.
Thank you for all of your support!

Please scroll down to read more about the body of work and the exhibition. 

ALightDusting_5706lr
A Light Dusting, 2015
6″ x 9″, Edition of 20
$50.00

KatelynandHerHorse_6073lr
Katelyn and Her Horse, 2016
6″ x 9″, Edition of 20
$50.00

MothersTrinkets_5617lrMother’s Trinkets, 2015
6″ x 9″, Edition of 20
$50.00

MomsCollegeSeniorPortrait_5884lrMom’s Senior College Portrait, 2016
6″ x 9″, Edition of 20
$50.00

YellowandGreen_9742lrYellow and Green, 2014
6″ x 9″, Edition of 20
$50.00

Statement

Through portraits, environmental still lifes, and landscapes, Ties that Bind explores the interconnectedness between my mother, three sisters, two nieces, and myself. The project examines ways that our identities interweave and manifest as a result of experiences together at our family home in rural Kansas. Inspired by Patricia Kline’s statement that “For most of us our identities are very much tied to where we grew up,” environmental still life and landscape images made within my family’s house and land reflect the visceral connection between we females and our land, home, and familial keepsakes and objects.

Intimate portraits capture the emotional, experiential, and physical bond found between we women. In her curatorial statement Not My Family Values, for an Art Photo Index Exhibition, Dr. Rebecca Senf states, “Family is at the heart of how we identify ourselves.” For the females within my immediate family and myself, the experiential and historical bond centered around the idea of a homeplace (and the belief that family traditions can only occur in that place, while among family and its keepsakes) greatly influences and informs our identities. Ties that Bind explores this idea through a visual investigation of we women in the family, objects within the house, the surrounding land, and family archives and traditions.

My MFA exhibition featuring this project will consist of approximately 20 framed, color photographic still images at 20” x 28” and 24” x 34”. A color video will be approximately one to three minutes in length and projected from an elevated digital projector onto the gallery wall at a larger than life scale. The video will play on a continuous loop. A one-of-a-kind artist’s book will be 8” x 10” in scale and will be comprised of seven individual pamphlet stitched books housed in a slipcase. Each individual book will have approximately 10 – 14 pages.

Deedra Baker, 2016

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‘Select Works: TWU Visual Arts Graduate Students’

TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY
School of the Arts
Department of Visual Arts
and the DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Present

‘Select Works: TWU Visual Arts Graduate Students’

01 November – 30 November 2013

Closing Reception: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Lillian Bradshaw Gallery
Dallas Public Library | 4th Floor
1515 Young Street | Dallas, TX 75201

Artists:
Kalee Appleton, Deedra Baker, Bailey Chapman, Lindsey Dunnagan, Angelia Ford, Liz Head-Fischer, Nathan Madrid, and Claire A. Warden

Selected Works_2013

Deedra Baker 2013


Work on Display for Sale

Select pieces from my landscape work may currently be found on display at Satchel Creek Steaks. There is a Wichita, KS location at 9474 E 21st St. Suite 137 and a location in El Dorado, KS at 142 N Main. Check out this link to learn more about the store: http://www.satchelcreeksteaks.com.

Please contact me for further information on the prints available or if you have any interest in purchasing one of my photographs by email at deedra@deedrabaker.com or by phone at 316.323.0615.

Deedra Baker 2010

Deedra Baker 2010

Deedra Baker 2010

Deedra Baker 2010


Visions of the Flint Hills Juried Exhibition

One of my photographs was chosen again for the Visions of the Flint Hills: Preserving the Tallgrass Prairie juried art exhibition. This is an exhibit featuring art of the Flint Hills. The exhibit opens October 1, 2010, and will be open to viewers through November 20, 2010, in the Buttonwood Art Space (www.buttonwoodartspace.com ), 3013 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Partial proceeds from the event benefit the Kansas Park Trust, a non-profit organization, which promotes the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and the Flint Hills of Kansas.

Gallery Hours:
Monday through Friday – 9:00 am to 5 pm
Saturdays – 10 am to 3 pm
Sundays and Evenings by Appointment
First Friday October 1 and November 5 – Open House Food/Drink 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

http://www.visionsoftheflinthills.org/index.cfm

Deedra Baker 2010


Sunflower Fields Forever

Last weekend I went out with fellow photographers to a sunflower field. The sunflowers were beautiful and went on as far as I could see. Along with the sunflowers, however, came the sun—which was hot and in our faces the entire time! I decided to embrace the sun-flare in this photo shoot. I am posting just a few of the photos I have edited from the trip. Sunflowers make me feel at home…seeing as I do live in the sunflower state!

Deedra Baker 2010

Deedra Baker 2010

Deedra Baker 2010

Deedra Baker 2010

Deedra Baker 2010


Show in Art Department Gallery: Art of the Landscape

Those of use who were in “Art of the Landscape” this summer now have work up in the Washburn University Art Department gallery space on the lower level. The show is full  of drawings, paintings, and photographs. There are a lot of talented people exhibited—Chris Young, Jessica Wilson, Brad LeDuc, Chris Hilberg, Aaron Deffenbaugh, Mike Allen, and myself.

I have a few photographs and drawings in the show. My photographs are what I call a “Plant Study.” I used an on camera flash for an artificial light source to photograph plants in a natural environment. My drawings are created in charcoal and take on a very atmospheric mood.

Deedra Baker 2010

Deedra Baker 2010

Deedra Baker 2010

Deedra Baker 2010

Deedra Baker 2010