The GlassCube at Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce the opening of a new site-specific installation by artist Garrett Hayes. Entitled “Satisfaction System”, Hayes suspended circular forms woven with scrape denim, rope and Electro-Luminescent wire. Fixed points in the GlassCube are used to create a structure of patterns and convergences developing a three-dimensional drawing at day and at night a luminous sculpture.
Using found objects and assembled treasure, Hayes says, “I collect many things - remnants of time, nature and life. These objects are then united in sculpture and space. I collect things specific to my desire that these artifacts live on, but in a new context of my choosing. Without me these items would sit on shelves, end up in a landfill, rot away completely or some other variation on the fate of discarded objects. I see a new life in the unwanted and consider myself their savior. I suspend, cut, burn, stain, paint, sand, or perhaps do nothing. I stack, attach, drape, stretch, weave and alter in hopes of creating unified splendor.”
Hayes received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute before heading west to Los Angeles where he received his MFA from UCLA in 2007. His work has been exhibited nationally including Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Kansas City. He is currently based in Athens, GA and will be spending the next two months at Nes Artist Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland.