Hayes fabric structures explore color theory, quilting, pattern making and modern design. They often respond to specific sites ranging from outdoor settings to interior architectural spaces. She has been collaborating with Italian fashion house Missoni for a series of installation since 2017.
Hayes will take over The CityWay Gallery curated by iMOCA with a floor to ceiling installation similar to current installations at 108 Contemporary and the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa (OK).
“I have created textile panels that reveal and conceal one other, beckoning viewers to walk through the unfolding landscape of textiles, and notice new perspectives through the layers of fabrics,” says Hayes. She hopes to create an intimate moment of personal space within the gallery. Her monolithic works are vibrant with color, supple and looming, yet they yield to touch, and are not meant to intimidate, but embolden.
Hayes recently received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters and Sculptors. She has held residencies at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program (NY) and the Art Omi International Artists’ Residency program (NY). She has been a fellow at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial Historical Site (NH). She and her husband recently completed a residency at the Tulsa Art Fellowship.
She has been a visiting artist at the Universities of Iowa, Vermont and Arkansas, and Tyler School of Art. She has had installations at the Nerman Museum (KS) and at the Sculpture Center (Brooklyn, NY). Her work is has been installed in the Bloomberg corporate headquarters and is permanently installed at Facebook (CA).
Image from White Sands, January 2015, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
detail from White Sands, January 2015, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
Detail from Shelter: Patrick Dougherty & Rachel Hayes, 108 Contemporary, Tulsa, OK February 2 to March 25th, 2018
To plan your visit, please call the Alexander/CityWay at 317.624.8200 to check gallery availability as private events frequently take place in the space.
This exhibition is presented in partnership with iMOCA, Buckingham Companies and CityWay.
iMOCA is supported from grants and funding from the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL-Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Companies, National Performance Network, Visual Artists Network, Arthur Jordan Foundation, ArtsAlliance for Contemporary Glass, Centaur Gaming, 20×200, Bluebeard and Edington Gallery.