Photographer Sarah Baley Launches Bois

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Photographer Sarah Baley Launches Bois

I met photographer, Sarah Baley, almost four years ago after she had moved to New York from Los Angeles and she was looking to have her work printed in magazines. She called Velvetpark up by accident, she thought she was calling Venus Magazine. I fortunately did not let her escape and Sarah ended up shooting several amazing stories for Vp.

So it's with particular pride that I announce Sarah's first solo show of photography at the Collette Blanchard Gallery in New York. I feel somewhat like a mother hen seeing her chick pop out of her shell, though in reality I can't take any real credit since Sarah has been working and shooting for many many years. In fact her current body of work Bois has been in the making for four years.

Megan and I had a chance to get a sneak peak this week as Sarah was preparing to frame her work, the day before she was scheduled to hang the show.

SARAH BALEY
Bois
If you are in New York City please come to the Opening Reception, May 7, 2009 6-8 p.m.
Show runs May 7 - June 17, 2009

Collette Blanchard Gallery
26 Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002
917.639.3912

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Comments [59]

carlindesigner's picture

I made it out to this last

I made it out to this last night.. my first gallery opening since moving to the area... had a great time and really liked the space - nice work Smile

yonks's picture

Duh, i haven't notice it was

Duh, i haven't notice it was a video this morning :oops:

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Not2Taem's picture

Why do I get stuck in the

Why do I get stuck in the Texas heat while all those NYers get to see the Hot stuff? Sad

Kelly's picture

Come on, Texas isn't that

Come on, Texas isn't that hot yet.

Not2Taem's picture

Friday afternoon it was 95

Friday afternoon it was 95 with 57% humidity. I'm melting! :oops:

Kelly's picture

Damn, it hasn't been that hot

Damn, it hasn't been that hot here yet.

Are you going to leave behind some ruby red slippers, because i have been looking for a pair.

Not2Taem's picture

Not wicked, just a little

Not wicked, just a little twisted. :twisted:
How about a nice pair of corduroy sneakers or some Berkies?

It's only supposed to be in the high 80's to day, though. You probably don't get another shot at my "slippers" until Thursday or Friday.

Aren't you in TX - the lone star state? Or are you particularly fond of the beer?

Kelly's picture

Don't tempt me! I really need

Don't tempt me! I really need some new shoes, mine are smelly. Maybe i should start wearing socks?

Yeah i am in Texas, Houston actually home to St. Arnold's. Yes i am a big fan of Lone Star too, but i don't think it is sold outside of Texas. If is so fantastically cheap, and it doesn't taste too bad. It grows on you.

Not2Taem's picture

lol I only wear socks when it

lol
I only wear socks when it is freezing, so the stink will be familiar. Laughing out loud

yonks's picture

At least, you'r not a welder.

At least, you'r not a welder. The worse job ever for the heat. with big boots, big suit, big gloves, leather jacket, safety glasses and welding mask and you play with fire all day. When you take out your cloths, they are all wet and you feel like you have melted the half.

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

Not2Taem's picture

Ahh... but such HOT STUFF!

Ahh... but such HOT STUFF! :twisted:

yonks's picture

You sound like a girl who

You sound like a girl who enjoy playing with fire naughty you!

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Not2Taem's picture

Naughty is niiiccce... ;)

Naughty is niiiccce... Wink

yonks's picture

But are you naughty enough to

But are you naughty enough to play with white paint?

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Not2Taem's picture

:?: Is this a cultural

:?:
Is this a cultural reference that I am missing, either Lez or Canadian? Is that cute little stripe painted on? I'm searching my data banks, Pepe. But I think I'm missing something. :?

:confused:

yonks's picture

To draw a white stripe on

To draw a white stripe on your back for pepe believe that you'r a cute little skunk girl and run after you anywhere

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Not2Taem's picture

Pepe is a real Go Get Her!

Pepe is a real Go Get Her! Laughing out loud
Cute clip.

Erin Blackwell's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?

mysticsmb's picture

Yeah! Finally something I

Yeah! Finally something I can go to--I'll be down mid-month--and conveniently located just around the corner from the DORIAN exhibit too! Muchas gracias Grace!

Tiff's picture

Haha. I've been living in

Haha. I've been living in France for too long. Smile Before I saw the video I totally thought the show was about bois. As in the French word for wood. Despite knowing bois. Mon dieu, what is happening to my English?

lmz's picture

Tiff cause the Gallery name,

Tiff
cause the Gallery name, maybe ...
have you met bois in Paris ?

Tiff's picture

No, not that I recall. Not

No, not that I recall. Not even sure if the term is the same. (Bois? Garconnes?) I was referring to people I knew from the US. And yes, the name Colette Blanchard probably did help with my confusion. I'm just used to seeing and hearing French and English mixed together, I guess. It happens a fair amount in books, too. Bits of French mixed in with the English....I find myself wondering how I read them before I learned French.

lmz's picture

Garçonne (with a cédille,

Garçonne (with a cédille, maybe you don't have it on your keyboard) would be a good translation.
Have you heard about "les garçonnes" in the twenties ? Coco Chanel, Kiki de Montparnasse, etc : free women with free sexuality (straight, bi or sometimes lesbian).

http://wapedia.mobi/fr/Gar%C3%A7onne_(mode)

Tiff's picture

That's what I was going for,

That's what I was going for, but I don't know the keystroke for a cedille (or any other accent, really) on my computer.

Yes, I have heard of them, but appreciate the link anyway. Smile

lmz's picture

i've never heard of "bois"

i've never heard of "bois" before today. I found this (a very, very, very long article about "bois" in NYC) :

http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/features/n_9709/

i don't know if a word or label exists in French. I don't know if this "movement" exists in the parisian lesbian "scene" and to be honest, i don't really care. i don't like labels and "attitudes".

(OMG what am i writing : "the parisian lesbian scene" ! what is that ?)

yonks's picture

Je pense que je suis dépassée

Je pense que je suis dépassée

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lmz's picture

qu'est-ce que tu veux dire ?

qu'est-ce que tu veux dire ?

yonks's picture

J'ai plus le temps ni

J'ai plus le temps ni l'ennergie pour être a la page, lesbiennement parlant Sad

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Steph H's picture

"lesbiennement parlant" - I

"lesbiennement parlant" - I love that direct translation!
Bonjour Yonks!!

yonks's picture

Bonjour vous!

Bonjour vous!

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yonks's picture

Garçonne GarCONNE must be

Garçonne GarCONNE must be something else lol. (conne means dumb)
i think you'v got the multiculturalism disease, When you will die, you will have the choice between the french hell and the american hell. My advice for you is to choose the french hell.

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Tiff's picture

I know. Converted from PC to

I know. Converted from PC to a Mac about three years ago. Very happy with my decision, but can't figure out how to get the cedille (or any of the other marks for that matter) to work. It's an American keyboard, so there's not a key for it. I'd have to know the keystroke and I don't.

Erin Blackwell's picture

for cedille option+c for

for cedille option+c
for accent aigu, option+e, then e
:mrgreen: etcetera, etcetera :mrgreen:

Not2Taem's picture

Is that a donkey, Ote?

Is that a donkey, Ote?

Erin Blackwell's picture

Ote?

Ote?

Erin Blackwell's picture

wait a minute... donquixote?

wait a minute... donquixote? is that a really bad pun? making fun of my mount. Crying hurting my fleeings. Crying

Not2Taem's picture

Don't :cry: . I thought you

Don't Crying . I thought you were into 2 legged mounts. Laughing out loud

Now, tell me all about your noble steed.

Not2Taem's picture

Below Re: you think? I hope!

Below Re: you think?

I hope! ;D

Erin Blackwell's picture

you think?

you think?

Not2Taem's picture

Erin, Chaps? ;)

Erin,
Chaps? Wink

Erin Blackwell's picture

didn't i have a horsie on a

didn't i have a horsie on a stick i used to giddyup all over the place on? those were the days!

Not2Taem's picture

Mountie on the beach? :razz:

Mountie on the beach? :razz:

LongBeachDogLover's picture

I don't mean to 'butt'

I don't mean to 'butt' in....... I just like the word mount. Tongue

Robin Rigby's picture

1. Choose Apple menu > System

1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences and click International.
2. Click Input Menu, then select the checkbox next to Keyboard Viewer.
3. Select the On checkbox next to the language whose keyboard layout you want to use.
4. Choose Show Keyboard Viewer from the Input menu on the right side of the menu bar (the one that looks like a flag).
5. To see the keyboard layout for a different language, choose its keyboard layout from the Input menu.

Got this from the Mac Help menu on my computer. I kept meaning to look it up for myself because I occasionally find myself wanting to type in German and can't find the umlaut.

yonks's picture

I know that you know, it was

I know that you know, it was just for the others English speaker, for they learn a valuable word in french Wink

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Tiff's picture

:)

Smile

Tiff's picture

Hmmm....I used to be good at

Hmmm....I used to be good at html (back when I was still in uni and learned html rather than studying poly sci or comp lit like I should have been). The first "bois" was the only part that was supposed to be italicized....

Not2Taem's picture

Its H...L tricky. :evil:

Its H...L tricky. Evil

Tiff's picture

Yep. Speaking of tricky, how

Yep. Speaking of tricky, how does one get an avatar to appear here, as well as in the forum?

Robin Rigby's picture

For here, you sign up at

For here, you sign up at gravatar.com. It's easy and self-explanatory, just make sure you use the same email there that you use here.

For the forums- I forget. But it's not the same, I think you just create an account and upload a pic.