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Jodi Hays - Paintings

Left: Busk, oil on canvas, 48" x 48"

Right: Fluke, oil on canvas, 40" x 48"

Sept. 5, 2016 - Feb. 26, 2017

Ticketing Lobby (South Side)

Jodi Hays is the recipient of an Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation grant and the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Her works are included in collections of the J. Crew Company (N.Y.), Nashville International Airport, Gordon College (Maine) and the Tennessee State Museum, among others. She received a Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Tennessee and studied Foundations at School of Visual Arts (SVA). She maintains a studio and pop-up gallery in East Nashville, Tenn.

Jodi Hays: Paintings
“Painting is an investment in constraint, in a similar way that architecture bends and works within our complex landscapes and cultural matrix. My work is an eclectic abstraction drawn from soundbites, pattern and the built environment/grid. This composite of influences on the work becomes an account of events and spaces, the painting serving as a surrogate souvenir. For years, my work has been a negotiation of restraint and abandon. Through my work, I address the nature of representation through process (surface, space, color, gesture) and image (grid, screens, flags), usually parallel to titles. The paintings become ways I demarcate physical and psychological borders. They are missteps, try-outs, attempts and earnest repairs–the aesthetics of the broken-down.”

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