Stay Gold by Gregory Hayes is now exhibiting at the Nancy Margolis Gallery. Hayes relies on a plastic squeeze bottle containing mixtures of acrylic paint as his main tool for creating beautiful and harmonious works of art. The paintings’ starting point begins with a drawn-on graphite grid made up of 1/4” squares, which serves as a guiding infrastructure for the composition. Single paint drops from the plastic squeeze bottle containing various layers of color are trickle into the individual squares, a process similar to Chuck Close’s technique, but with a lustrous three-dimensional finish.
“To me, painting—one of the most conventional of disciplines—is ultimately one of the most experimental, exhilarating, and enduring of all media,” Gregory Hayes
In his second exhibition with the gallery, Hayes introduced a collection titled ‘Color Array”. The group is composed of circle shaped works where the artist takes his color mixing artistry to a higher level. The works illustrate a kaleidoscope like pattern in the individual paint drips, making the paintings fascinating from both up-close and afar. The longer you stare, the more intricate details and individuality among the drips you will find.
Gregory Hayes resides in Brooklyn, New York. His work has exhibited at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, MIAMI PROJECT, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, SCOPE Basel, Art Wynwood, SCOPE Miami, and the College Art Association (CAA).
Stay Gold will be on view at The Nancy Margolis Gallery, 523 W 25th street until October 31th, 2015.