Tim Hailand: Sister I’m a Poet

Exhibition Dates: October 1 – October 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1 from 6–9 pm, in conjunction with Art for Arts’ Sake
Gallery Location: 434 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999; arthurrogergallery.com

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present Sister I’m a Poet, an exhibition of photographs by Tim Hailand. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger@434, located at 434 Julia Street, from October 1 – October 29, 2016. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist in attendance, on Saturday, October 1 from 6-9 pm in conjunction with Art for Arts’ Sake.


Francois Sagat Tuileries Tree Paris (on Disney Princess, blue tiger, and navy "History of Air" toile), 2016 | Archival ink jet prints on various patterned fabrics, gold thread | 50 x 40 inches

Francois Sagat Tuileries Tree Paris (on Disney Princess, blue tiger, and navy “History of Air” toile), 2016 | Archival ink jet prints on various patterned fabrics, gold thread | 50 x 40 inches

Sister I’m a Poet marks Tim Hailand’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The small- to large-scale photographic portraits in the exhibition are a continuation of a body of work developed during a 2012 residency in Giverny, the legendary grounds and gardens of Claude Monet. It was here in his living quarters that Hailand found inspiration in the Toile de Jouy wallpaper, a mid-18th century decorative pattern, typically white or off-white, with a repeated, monochromatic pattern often depicting figures in pastoral scenes.

Drawing upon this inspiration, as well as his training as a painter, Hailand began creating dreamlike compositions by printing his photographic images directly on patterned fabrics. The portraits embody Hailand’s appreciation for the idealized human form and his subjects often include athletes, musicians and artists. Many of the works included in the exhibition are “stitched toile pieces,” a continuation of the artist’s interest in the visual construction of identity. These works consist of a single photographic portrait, which is then printed on a variety of patterned fabrics, cut-apart, and then hand sewn together to create a new “collective” image. This exhibition features recent collaborations with Demi Moore and Dita Von Teese.

Tim Hailand was born in Buffalo, New York in 1965 and studied at Parsons School of Design, New York. In addition to the Claude Monet Giverny/Versailles Studio Residency, he was also awarded a residency at Robert Rauschenberg Studio, Captiva Island, Florida, as well as The World Views Studio Program, World Trade Center, New York. Most recently, he completed a studio residency at Kaus Australis in Rotterdam. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and his work is included in many public and private collections, including The Guggenheim Museum, MOMA Archives, Norton Museum of Art, and The Progressive Collection. In 2014, he collaborated with architect Peter Marino, creating an entire Toile de Jouy room for the Dior flagship store in Tokyo. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, El Pais, Intelligent Life, Visionaire, V Man, Gala, OK, Frieze, and Artforum Magazine, as well as personally published photo books. His work was most recently published in Peter Marino: Art Architecture (Phaidon) and artist Marina Abramovic’s memoir Walk Through Walls (Crown Archetype). He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.