OA Gallery: Friday, 3 March 2017
Bryan Haynes: For My Eyes Only - Works in Pursuit of an Illusive Masterpiece
March 3 - April 29, 2017
Opening night is Friday, March 3, from 6-9 and will include a book signing,
OA Gallery presents an exhibition of over 100 original works on paper and canvas by Bryan Haynes. For My Eyes Only - Works in Pursuit of an Illusive Masterpiece. It showcases the preliminary acrylic sketches and studies Bryan used to develop his early concepts into the final artworks familiar to and loved by collectors. Never meant to be seen by anyone but the artist, these paintings reveal the thought process of an artist pursuing an original idea. This unique event will be the first time these works have ever been placed on display or offered up for acquisition to the public.
Historical figures, Native Americans and local characters inhabit the sweeping landscapes of his narrative paintings. Influenced from an early age by American Regionalist painters Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, Haynes's landscape and historical paintings are characterized by sculptural forms, undulating lines, and rhythmic gestures.
"In choosing which images to display, I got to take a visual stroll through the inner history of Bryan's
work," said Shawn Cornell, partner of OA Gallery. "It was inspiring to figuratively hold his thoughts in my hands."