Monday, November 8, 2010

Gregory Hayes:Re-Seeing New Works

Denver Galleries Examiner
November 8, 2010

by Barbara Fenton

Be prepared to think. What seems traditionally simple is deceptively complex. Hayes, who did his undergraduate work at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, was influenced by Clark Richert, considered Colorado's high priest of pattern painting. Here, Hayes chooses to address the grid. His methodology is to use a windowpane grid, then uses colors, employs mathematical formulas, and constructs a new grid that becomes a work of both precision and mood. Primary colors are the main palette, but are used dramatically and efficiently with white and black. The Primary Array Series demonstrates Hayes work ethic and intricate technique..... read all

Friday, November 5, 2010

RULE Gallery Champions Young Artists in 4.0

The Huffington Post
November 5, 2010

By Leanne Goebel

It's no secret to those in the know in Denver that Clark Richert is an influential artist. From his early days in the experimental avant garde project known as Drop City to his large mathematical paintings and recent digital projections featured in the Denver Biennial, Richert is a staple of the art world in the Rocky Mountain West. But his influence in the classroom at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design may be his most important impact.

Richert is represented by Robin Rule and her Rule Gallery in Denver, and some have criticized the artist and his dealer for the current exhibition of young student artists entitled 4.0.

A little networking and encouragement can go a long way. Consider Robert Storr (Dean of the Yale Art School), and all of the artists and curators he has championed who have gone on to launch successful careers. Most recently, Sarah Lewis, a student of his and colleague curated
the SITE Santa Fe Biennial The Dissolve. Artists championing other artists is nothing new in the..... read all

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gregory Hayes: Re-Seeing, New Works at Rule Gallery

Westword: Artbeat
October 27, 2010

By Michael Paglia

Gregory Hayes: Re-Seeing New Works is an elegant and very grown-up solo on display at Rule Gallery. It showcases the recent efforts by Hayes, an emerging artist who lives in New York, where he's in grad school. But he also has a Colorado connection, having done his undergraduate work at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Lakewood, and this makes him part of a battalion of noteworthy artists who have gone to this school.

Many of these RMCAD-ets studied with Clark Richert, the Colorado dean of pattern painting, whose style of choice is hard-edged abstraction. These former students have embraced Richert's aesthetic and conceptual insights and used them as stepping-off points for their own approaches. Besides Hayes, Richert proteg├ęs include Bruce Price, Jason Hoelscher and Karen McLanahan.

In the case of Hayes, his response to Richert has been to reinterpret, and perhaps deconstruct, established notions about grids. What Hayes...... read all

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Review: Contemporary Art & Architecture in Denver

Adobe Airstream
October 24, 2010

by Ellen Berkovitch

Walking up a stretch of Santa Fe Drive Arts District past Mexican and Ethiopian restaurants and tattoo shops on a Wednesday, one could wonder: is this the same stretch that sees throngs on first Fridays? Ostensibly and practically, yes. The first-Friday art walks are boons to visibility and local attendance but imply other limitations: That “staffs” of art galleries, particularly co-ops, are mainly volunteer – after the first Friday is done, they staff the spaces mostly on weekends..... read all

Monday, April 12, 2010

Gregory Hayes highlighted on Art Fag City

April 12, 2010

Gregory Hayes, Primary Array #200, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 27 x 27 inches