Sarah – 2014
For Sarah, everyday objects, text and photographic works are contained within furniture or display systems based on those found in retail spaces or offices. Jennifer Bailey is interested in the construction of social identity within and in opposition to highly circumscribed public spaces. She is concerned with the self-representation of the individual via lifestyle choices and an investigation into the visual codes that constitute authenticity. Her practice sometimes takes her family as subject or material, relating their presence to wider interests including the ‘performance’ of social class and attitudes to paid work, food and childrearing.