January 4 – 27, 2018

Preview Reception:
January 3, 6 – 8 pm

First Thursday Reception:
January 4, 6 – 8 pm


Stephen Hayes, Man/Woman 6, 1995, monotype, 30 x 22.5″ paper

Including artwork by: Jason Vance Dickason, John David Forsgren, Stephen Hayes, Jackson Pollock

Presence/Absence features black and white artworks by Jason Vance Dickason, John David Forsgren, Stephen Hayes, and Jackson Pollock in styles ranging from abstraction to figuration.

The group exhibition focuses on the artists’ use of minimal color palette to highlight distillations of gesture and form. Through paintings and works on paper, these diverse artists demonstrate harmonious balance between presence and absence; intention and accident; order and chaos; action and repose.

Stephen Hayes portrays the human condition through intuitive sketches of nude figures he made in 1993. The figures portrayed in the series of monotypes on view possess an enigmatic, primal quality that gorgeously captures the mood and immediacy of Hayes’ painting practice.

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