Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Kirk Hayes

Kirk Hayes  Sculpture For The Capriciousness Of Life  2008  oil on panel (trompe-l'oeil)
 48" x 32"
Larry McMurtry meets Philip Guston in Ft. Worth. That was my first impression of Hayes work. Upon further review, this Texas artist has a lot more going on than that cursory description. Like other Texans, Terry Allen and James Surls, Hayes is dancing to his own tune. His collage paintings fuse an obscure narrative with blunt abstract forms to give the viewer an unsettling look inside his mind.

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