Gregory Hayes: Stay Gold

Gregory Hayes_ Stay Gold

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.

Gregory Hayes_ Stay Gold

“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

Gregory Hayes_ Stay Gold

Gregory Hayes_ Stay Gold

Gregory Hayes_ Stay Gold

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_ Stay Gold

Gregory Hayes_ Stay Gold

Gregory Hayes_ Stay Gold

Gregory Hayes_ Stay Gold

Gregory Hayes_ Stay Gold

Gregory Hayes_ Stay Gold

Gregory Hayes_ Stay Gold

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).

Gregory Hayes_ Stay Gold

Stay Gold will be on view at The Nancy Margolis Gallery, 523 W 25th street until October 31th, 2015.

Photos By Erica Genece

Necklace By Angely Martinez

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