Thursday, October 4, 2018

A Conversation With Gregory Hayes

by Alice Zucca
"Perfection is everywhere. Its limits come from the perception of the thinker."
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AZ: How much is planned and how much is left to freedom and to the flow of inspiration in your compositions? Can you talk about the technique you use and how you prepare the base for your works?

GH: I do plan in the way I make art, but within the structures I create I leave room for possibilities. In my work I strive for exactness, but perhaps it is paradoxical that in striving for perfection—and never reaching it—it is there that you actually find it. But perfection starts to look different. For me this is a key element in my artwork. It is the imperfect that becomes unique, the flaws that become interesting, the randomness that leads to new ideas. Perfection as an ideal is a limited perspective, but very ingrained in us all—very powerful. So to widen, or change, its hold on our ideas it could allow us to use this power to see more of the beauty that is around us everyday. Perfection is everywhere. Its limits come from the perception of the thinker. For me perfection is allowing each mark I make to reveal itself in that moment.  I have a pretty good idea of what I’d like things to look like, but I let it be open, to bend or flow as it needs to. Being ok with that—the boundary between control and lack of control—is what I’d consider perfect.


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Color Field Painters: Jeff Depner | Gregory Hayes | John Platt

Nancy Margolis Gallery Presents:



Color Field Painters:

Jeff Depner | Gregory Hayes | John Platt

Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to announce its summer group exhibition, featuring three color field painters from the gallery's stable of artists: Jeff Depner, Gregory Hayes, and John Platt. Each of these artists has earned a reputation for his nonrepresentational paintings in which color and form become the subject of the compositions. The gallery is excited to bring these three artists together for the first time to showcase their differing interpretations of color field painting.
The exhibition will be on view from June 28th to September 8th, 2018, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 28th, from 6pm to 8pm.

Opening Reception: June 28, 6-8pm

June 28 - September 8, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

Gregory Hayes | The bird is the wind.

Untitled (RYPgO)--(Ghost), acrylic on canvas, 2018, 60x60in | 152x152cm

The bird is the wind.

Gregory Hayes | May 3rd, 2018

Galerie Deux6, Paris

When we think we are separate from that which enables us to soar...
We create our own cage. We cannot forget... The bird is the wind

Galerie Deux6
66, avenue de la Bourdonnais
75007 – Paris
+33 1 83 89 21 39

Saturday, January 13, 2018


California State University, Fullerton and the Nicholas and Lee Begovich gallery are proud to present Ruminate, an exhibition featuring the work of Anna Bogatin, Joseph Cohen, Gregory Hayes, and Hadi Tabatabai. Curated by Laura Black & Selena Robles.

Gregory Hayes, Untitled (UR), acrylic on canvas, 2014, 60 x 60in | 152 x 152cm



Anne CanfieldGregory HayesAubrey LevinthalMelodie Provenzano

january 11 – february 10, 2018

Reception: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6 – 8 PM

  Gregory Hayes, 1st Ribbons, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 63 inches