Decal paintings

Loosely based on a variety of negative shapes, the paintings shown here are selected from 2008, 2009 and 2010. Many images can be found among the patterns but most shapes I chose to use, only imply or suggest an image. The dominant shapes in each painting were developed from early drawings in my sketchbooks, ie: an ampersand, helix loops and letter forms. A narrative homage or visual parody was often found during the process of making these wood panel paintings and revealed in some titles whether historic or literary ( ie: Gorky, Barthes, Nefertiti, Ovid and others ).

Gerry Hayes, 2011


Nefertiti Contemplating a Bust of Homer, 2010.
Acrylic on Wood, 30" x 24"


Ovid, 2010.
Acrylic on Wood, 30" x 22"


Curl, 2009. Acrylic on Wood
18" x 24"


The River is the Cockscomb, 2009.
Acrylic on Wood, 18" x 24"


Barthes, 2009.
Acrylic on Wood, 30" x 24"


Trace (scan), 2008. Acrylic on Wood
16 1/2" x 24"


Loop, 2008.
Acrylic on Wood, 22" x 26"


The Creation, 2008. Acrylic on Wood
16" x 16"


The Colossus, 2010. Acrylic on Wood
29" x 22 1/2"