Moments of Entanglement: Jeremy Dennis and Paula Hayes
Opening Saturday, October 3rd, 12 noon – 6 pm Exhibition continues October 4th, 10th, and 11th, 12 noon – 6 pm Address 6E Sherrill-Foster Path, East Hampton, N.Y. 11937
Jeremy Denis, Fiona Shaw, 2019 Paula Hayes, Orange Mop Head, 2019 Jeremy Denis and Paula Hayes use very different artistic strategies to express care, caring and repair especially as it relates to their own cultural and artistic sensibilities. In his work Rise, to be presented in the gallery, Dennis uses digital photography to repair the known history of indigenous peoples as it is presented in Hollywood Films. As he states “My images question and disrupt the post-colonial narrative that dominates in film and media and results in damaging stereotypes, such as the “noble savage” depictions in Disney’s Pocahontas.” Playing with recognizable zombie film and TV show iconography, ‘Rise’ highlights parallels between the apocalyptic rising undead and popular misinformation of indigenous people as a vanished race.” Paula Hayes takes a different tactical maneuver to explore the concerns of pantheism, shamanism and vitalism that weave there way into contemporary culture as a means of creating a new humanistic vocabulary at odds with our overwhelming digital culture. This digitality has never been more intense then in our time of the Covid pandemic. Her long involvement with mothering, holding touching and engaging goes back to the beginning of this century and have resurfaced in her recent textile practice, to be exhibited at C.A.R.E. LTD. in such work as Chasing, 2020. Using hand woven wool, cotton and cashmere the whimsy of the work connotes mythological spirits in their primal form. In a recent email she has stated the following, “In the garden for the pollinators I tend, I gather up the sun and the minerals, and take it all to the loom. Children, who need us, as mothers, and we, who need them as stars, are in the warp and weft of the robes. Protection, adoring love, fecundity….”
C.A.R.E. LTD. is the creation of Warren Neidich. It emphasizes work that redefines the notions of love, solidarity and collectivity in these difficult times, and asks the question: Can art find an answer for the current divisions that are breaking us apart? It is a small space located adjacent to his studio which can be viewed from outside or entered directly. Visitors are required to wear masks and respect social distancing. For more information please contact: Warren Neidich Tel: 9176644526 / email: [email protected]
Jeremy Dennis Jeremy Dennis (b. 1990) is a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation. Dennis was one of 10 recipients of a 2016 Dreamstarter Grant from the national non-profit organization Running Strong for American Indian Youth. Most recently, Dennis received the Creative Bursar Award from Getty Images in 2018 to continue his series Stories. He has been part of several group and solo exhibitions, including Stories—Dreams, Myths, and Experiences, for The Parrish Art Museum’s Road Show (2018), Stories, From Where We Came, The Department of Art Gallery, Stony Brook University (2018). Selected residencies include Yaddo (2019), Byrdcliffe Artist Colony (2017), North Mountain Residency, Shanghai, WV (2018), MDOC Storytellers’ Institute, Saratoga Springs, NY (2018),Watermill Center, Watermill, NY (2017) and the Vermont Studio Center hosted by the Harpo Foundation (2016). Paula Hayes Paula Hayes (born 1958 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American visual artist and designer who works with sculpture, drawing, installation art, botany, art books, and landscape design. Hayes has lived and worked in New York City since 1987 and in Athens, NY since 2013. Hayes is known for her terrariums and other living large-scale artworks, as well as her large-scale public and private landscapes. Selected exhibitions include Salon 94 Bowery NYC, Rhona Hoffman Gallery Chicago, Glenn Horowitz Booksellers, East Hampton, Wexner Art Center, Columbus, Marianne Boesky Gallery, NYC and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Ms. Hayes has been nominated for a Cooper Hewitt Design Award in Landscape Design in 2009, and in Landscape Architecture and Design Mind in 2011.