Trajectory – David Hayes
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 Hayes’s 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. At first glance with his highly constructed imagery and detail, Hayes presents the viewers with vibrant still life assemblages. Delving a little deeper, 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.
The exhibition opens Wednesday October 25 with the official opening night to be held on Friday November 3 from 6:00–8:00 pm. David will present an Artist Talk in the gallery on Saturday November 4 from 2:00 pm. This is a free event and all art lovers are welcome.