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Kirk Hayes' Artist Action Figure 

Kirk Hayes: Rule by Fear

Sept. 5–Oct. 4

Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 5, 6–8 p.m.

Canzani Center Gallery (map it)

On the surface, Kirk Hayes’ compositions appear to be collages of torn paper, corrugated cardboard, yellowing masking tape, or scraps of plywood. However, the illusory scenes are in reality created by a self-taught process of using oil paint to imitate collage. Both formally and conceptually, the works in this exhibition are some of the Hayes’ most complex pictures to date. As a clever and darkly humorous culmination of his masterful process, they offer a sly commentary on the artist’s studio practice—intertwined with the emotional contours of his personal narrative.

Also on view in the Canzani Center Gallery from Sept. 5–Oct. 4, are Martha Colburn's Camera, Lights, Charge, Pop, Gary Panter's The Magnetic Lady, Jeff Smith's RASL, and Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper.

Gallery Hours: Monday, closed; Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, noon–5 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public. If you would like to support programs like this, please donate any amount online (choose the "exhibitions and visiting artists & scholars" option).

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