David Hayes: Landscapes


PRESS RELEASE: David Hayes:  Landscapes, Nov 19 - Dec  9, 2019

David Hayes: Landscapes
Nov 19 – Dec 9, 2019

Throughout his sixty-year artistic career, David Hayes created sculptural forms abstracted from organic forms encountered in daily life. He first studied with American sculptor David Smith, who was among the first to work with welded steel. Hayes' sculptures have affinities to Alexander Calder's playful stabiles (Hayes met Calder in Paris) and to the shapes and colors of Matisse's late paper cutouts. Hayes works are firmly rooted in modern artists' interests in industrial materials and in commercial fabrication processes.

He has had more than 400 exhibitions of his work. His work is in more than 70 museum collections, including MOMA and the Guggenheim.

Throughout his career, Hayes painted models for his sculptures and sculptural-like landscapes of the geography surrounding his home in Northwestern Connecticut. In these landscapes, the gently rolling hills become modernist forms and shapes, recognizable as landscapes but also as explorations of shape and color. These are intriguing works of art in and of themselves. Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to present a selection of these beautiful works by an American master.