Brooklyn-based Gregory Hayes makes his Texas debut at Dimmitt Contemporary Art in the ethereally named solo exhibition “Boundaries Made of Smoke.” Utilizing 20th century tropes of the grid and an implied homage to the square, Hayes deconstructs painting while juxtaposing the dual concepts of control and chance.
His miniscule, meticulously applied droplets of acrylic paint contain a universe within every orb, which in turn nestle into the series of individual cells the artist carefully etches out within the canvas. This intriguing, meditative work challenges the viewer to slow down and contemplate singular elements of a larger whole.
“Boundaries Made of Smoke” shows through June 11. See more on the Gregory Hayes exhibition here.