Author: jodihays

Hays — solo exhibition

Strong in the Broken Places
New works by Jodi Hays

@ Threesquared
427 Chestnut Street | Nashville, TN 37203
Opening Party: Feb. 10th, 6 – 9 PM

threesquared presents an exhibition of new works by Nashville-based artist Jodi Hays. Strong in the Broken Places will feature recent oil paintings and works on paper.

In this exhibition, Hays uses physical space as metaphor for psychological space. Through a deft and deliberate balance of line and form, she leverages images one might associate with marking transitions or temporal site: construction fences, festoons, and caution tape. The work’s constant thread is an inquiry into how quotidian images can explore personal circumstance and transcend themselves.  A process the artist terms “a kind of aesthetic redemption.”

hays — summer artist in residence

Jodi Hays has been invited to be the July Artist in Residence for the National Parks in the Ozark foothills.  She will be focusing on the rock formations (informing her current sculpture — one of which is included in the Spool Mfg. exhibition) of Gulpha Gorge in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

hays — texas exhibition

A Place For Regrets

2010 Home Show
Libby Rowe, Curator
November 4-27
Justice Works Gallery, Blue Star Complex, San Antonio TX
Openings: Thursday, Nov 4 and Friday Nov 5, 6-10pm

The living spaces we create act as a stage upon which we live our lives and experience our familial relationships. The artists included in 2010 Home Show utilize the spaces and structures of the home to explore relationships of the people who inhabit these spaces.
The installations of Jodi Hays celebrate the unconsidered and overlooked spaces in her world. In her work, Hays ceremonially cleans a neglected space, replacing the remnants of life that collect in the corners over time with floral inspired sculpture.”
— From the Curator’s Statement

Hays — new installation

Jodi Hays — Site-Specific Installation
Getting Used to Living in the in Between
The Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN January 2010

My work functions as a metaphor for living in relationship, but also as a reflection on our contemporary social and economic moment. How does one intimately and collectively, get used to living in the in-between, liminal spaces of already begun but not yet finished projects?

My sculptural work is intimate in scale. This installation of clay forms express my interest in landscape and terrain as a metaphor for relationships. The work is intimate, yet Pangea-like in its disbursement. However, the title “We Can Fight This Drift,” implies a statement made from one or another (or collective).

images: Jodi Hays, Getting Used to Living in the in Between, 2010

installation by jodi hays, 2010

installation by jodi hays, 2010

Jodi Hays on galleryELL
Jodi Hays official website

Hays — update

Upcoming 2010 — Exhibitions, etc.

Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN
Jodi will be having an exhibition titled “Getting Used to Living In the In Between” at the Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN.
Artist Lecture (5-6pm) and Opening Reception (6-7:30) Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.

Curatorial Work
Jodi, through her Directorship of the gallery at Tennessee State University, is pleased that she will also be working with internationally-acclaimed conceptual artist, William Pope L. for a film project.