'Trajectory' | David Hayes

25th October - 18th November 2017

OPENING NIGHT: Friday 3rd November, 6 - 8pm

ARTIST TALK: Saturday 4th November, 2pm

Flowers and Bullets - an unlikely mix but a metaphor explored by artist David Hayes in his first solo exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley.

‘Trajectory’ represents David Hayes’ fascination with the human condition and the many barriers we erect to deflect and hide our self-perceived failings. This exhibition is loaded with metaphors for life’s journey as Hayes tries to understand these complex behaviours.

“In this body of work I have a continuing fascination with human vulnerability. We develop layers upon layers of external barriers, defence mechanisms if you will, to protect our frailties and our vulnerabilities. Yet it is possibly these hidden qualities that are our most beautiful.” David Hayes 2017

At first glance with his highly constructed imagery and detail, Hayes presents the viewers with vibrant still life assemblages. Delving a little deeper, David Hayes has juxtaposed both masculine and feminine elements creating a tension within the works that viewers are invited to decipher.

It raises more questions than answers as the viewer composes their own narrative referring to their own life experiences.

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  1. David Hayes - Beautiful Poison - 60x60cm Sold
    Beautiful Poison

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic and resin on board

     
  2. David Hayes - Tomboy - 60x60cm Sold
    Tomboy

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic and resin on board

     
  3. David Hayes - First Day of Spring - 125x125cm Sold
    First Day of Spring

    125 x 125cm

    acrylic and resin on aluminium composite

     
  4. David Hayes - White Flag - 30x30cm Sold
    White Flag

    30 x 30cm

    acrylic and resin on board

     
  5. David Hayes - Defences Down - 30x30cm Sold
    Defences Down

    30 x 30cm

    acrylic and resin on board

     
  6. David Hayes - Heading for the light - 60x60cm Sold
    Heading for the Light

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic and resin on board

     
  7. David Hayes - Lady Luck - 60x60cm Sold
    Lady Luck

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic and resin on board

     
  8. David Hayes - Matriarch - 60x60cm Sold
    Matriarch

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic and resin on board

     
  9. David Hayes - Little Scout - 60x60cm Sold
    Little Scout

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic and resin on board

     
  10. David Hayes - Diversion - 60x60cm Sold
    Diversion

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic and resin on board

     
  11. David Hayes - Full Petal Jacket - 100x100cm Sold
    Full Petal Jacket

    100 x 100cm

    acrylic and resin on aluminium composite

     
  12. David Hayes - Honeymoon Glow - 125x125cm Sold
    Honeymoon Glow

    125 x 125cm

    acrylic and resin on aluminium composite

     
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