Jodi Hays — Upcoming Solo Exhibit

Ladies and Gentleman, introducing... 2013 oil on linen 30 x 24"

Ladies and Gentleman, introducing…
oil on linen
30 x 24″

JODI HAYS: Super Scraps
Tinney Contemporary | Nashville, TN
December 7, 2013 — January 14, 2014
Opening Reception: December 7, 6-9pm

Curatorial Statement
Jodi Hays’ latest series of paintings, Super Scraps, encourages the continuous evaluation and re-evaluation of our visual environment. Her work suggests that ultimately things do fit together. Whether it’s a dilapidated building we pass or a bag we carry or a product we buy, all of these things, despite the inevitable chaos we encounter, are not only related, but also consequential.
Diverging from the highly structured compositions that made up an earlier solo exhibition in 2011, Hays has introduced an element of disorder in her new work. This chaotic component is found amongst the controlled forms in various manifestations. Sometimes it is seen in a single, liberated gesture or a bold interruption of color. Other times it is embodied in an organic shape weaving its way through rigid lines. It’s in the wealth of such thoughtful idiosyncrasies that we discover the principle of flexibility overcoming rigidity. Or in broader terms, softness overcoming hardness.

Hays’ paintings are the culmination of her experiences, both personal and communal. Though pulled directly from her own life, the resulting imagery transcends any attempt at a biographical narrative. The referenced objects and scenes are often stripped of most identifying detail, granting them passage into the realm of ambiguity and allowing them to become nuanced representations of a shared reality. As she continues to reconfigure the world around her, Hays has built a visual language all her own.
— Sara Estes


New Paintings by Deanna Lee at Lake George Arts Project

Deanna will be showing several brand new paintings in a two-person exhibition at the Lake George Arts Project. If you are in the region, please consider visiting the gallery.

Exhibition dates: September 17-October 21, 2011
Opening reception: Saturday, September 17, 6-8 pm

Location: Lake George Arts Project, Old County Courthouse, 1 Amherst Street, Lake George, NY 12845
Tel: 518-668-2616

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday 12–5 pm, Saturday 12–4 pm, or by request

Deanna will be present at the opening reception, which coincides with the Lake George Jazz Weekend.

painting by Deanna Lee, sculpture by Diane Banks

Deanna Lee, "Miss Aquatic," 2011, acrylic on paper, 35 x 47 inches

new gallery hours for september

gallery hours:
saturday & sunday, 12-4p
the gallery will also be open labour day, 12-4p

location: building 4b, nolan park, governors island, nyc

open studio hours:
saturday, 12-3p
location: building 4a, nolan park, governors island, nyc

more info

thank you

galleryELL is an artist-run and artist-funded organization. without the participation and hard work of our artists, programing such as, transient landscape: visualizing governors island could not exist. i would especially like to thank nancy hubbard & joel bacon for their support with this project.

thank you to everyone at the trust for governors island for providing us with this space and the opportunity to be a part of the governors island 2011 season.

a special thanks to our sponsor, color-x, to our donors and to the golden seconds program for providing our artists-in-residence with paint.

finally, thank you to our gallery assistants andrew collins, christine bae, emma safir, lily churgin & negin moss for all their hard work and dedication.

john ros, artist & director

this week on governors island

transient landscape:
visualizing governors island

our programing continues on governors island this week. as of last weekend, our artist-in-residence program is also now open to the public on saturdays from 12-3p.

this week: galleryELL artist kariann fuqua from washington dc joins the exhibit and the a-i-r program.

images and a description of our exhibit are available here.

this week on governors island

group exhibit continues
artist-in-residence studios open

transient landscape
an evolving group exhibit which takes a broad look at the influence of our ever-changing landscapes — physical and psychological — through a variety of media.
gallery hours: friday – sunday, 12-4p
location: building 4b, nolan park

visualizing governors island
an artist-in-residence program, with open studios on saturday to give the public an inside look at our galleryELL artists at work.
open studio hours: saturday, 12-3p
location: building 4a, nolan park

more info