Gayle Bard: A Singular Vision
Published in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Gayle Bard: A Singular Vision, celebrates the long and rich career of one of Bainbridge Island's most respected artists. From her early installations that challenged viewers' perceptions to her groundbreaking Bunker series of large-scale paintings that blended abstraction with representation, to the majestic landscapes within massive dark frames that have become her hallmarks, this publication charts Bard's progress in images and words.
From an early age, Bard was encouraged to explore art, and the prospect of creating an illusion made such a significant impression on her that it has informed her work through its shift in scale, medium, and subject matter to the present day. In an essay by Jake Seniuk and an interview between Gayle Bard and Kathleen Moles, a portrait of the artist emerges in these pages that enhances the two- and three-dimensional work pictured.