This exhibition will explore Hayes’s current research practice, which aims to examine modernist sculptural traditions. The series exploratory sculptural works on display will be developed in response to a wide range of relevant archival material collected from various modernist artists estates and legacies. As part of this research, it is envisaged that a number of documentary and investigative works will be created which will act as vignettes, capturing traces of the sites of production of modernist sculptors/artists work.
James L Hayes is a visual artist whose practice is multi-faceted. His research interests range from contemporary interpretations of sculptural legacies to site-specific interventionist works, which draw from traces of significant pasts and histories. Hayes often elevates humble motifs, objects and symbols to celebratory status through the use of material, scale , kinetics and via the use of the multiple. Hayes has recently completed a number of large-scale site-specific public art works most recently for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. He is currently on a 3 month residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and developing a long-term research project with the National Sculpture Factory in Cork. He is a graduate of Limerick School of Art & Design, De Montfort University Leicester and the University of London. He also lectures in Sculpture at the CIT Crawford College of Art in Cork, Ireland.
The final title of the show will be confirmed shortly.