Moments of Entanglement – Care L.T.D.
For Immediate Release
Moments of Entanglement: Jeremy Dennis and Paula Hayes
Opening Saturday, October 3rd, 12 noon – 6 pm
Exhibition continues October 4th, 10th, and 11th, 12 noon – 6 pm
Address 6E Sherrill-Foster Path, East Hampton, N.Y. 11937
Jeremy Denis and Paula Hayes use very different artistic strategies to express care, caring and repair especially as it relates to their own cultural and artistic sensibilities. In his work Rise, to be presented in the gallery, Dennis uses digital photography to repair the known history of indigenous peoples as it is presented in Hollywood Films. As he states “My images question and disrupt the post-colonial narrative that dominates in film and media and results in damaging stereotypes, such as the “noble savage” depictions in Disney’s Pocahontas.” Playing with recognizable zombie film and TV show iconography, ‘Rise’ highlights parallels between the apocalyptic rising undead and popular misinformation of indigenous people as a vanished race.”
Paula Hayes takes a different tactical maneuver to explore the concerns of pantheism, shamanism and vitalism that weave there way into contemporary culture as a means of creating a new humanistic vocabulary at odds with our overwhelming digital culture. This digitality has never been more intense then in our time of the Covid pandemic. Her long involvement with mothering, holding touching and engaging goes back to the beginning of this century and have resurfaced in her recent textile practice, to be exhibited at C.A.R.E. LTD. in such work as Chasing, 2020. Using hand woven wool, cotton and cashmere the whimsy of the work connotes mythological spirits in their primal form. In a recent email she has stated the following, “In the garden for the pollinators I tend, I gather up the sun and the minerals, and take it all to the loom. Children, who need us, as mothers, and we, who need them as stars, are in the warp and weft of the robes. Protection, adoring love, fecundity….”