Color Stories: Eric Sall and Rachel Hayes
ERIC SALL AND RACHEL HAYES
DECEMBER 9 - JANUARY 25, 2022
This exhibition featured work from husband-and-wife duo Eric Sall and Rachel Hayes. Though their practices are distinct, Sall — a nationally recognized painter, and Hayes — a world-renowned textile-based sculptor, share a fearlessness in their approach to scale, use of color, and materials.
Eric’s conceptual paintings are influenced by both street culture and the natural environment. His time spent in the prairies of South Dakota, the desert landscapes of New Mexico, and the urban surroundings of New York are all represented in his examination of pattern and graphic versus painterly abstraction. He combines his knowledge of formal methodologies with expressive mark-making and celebrates elements of play and experimentation.
Rachel employs the mechanical techniques of sewing and fabric construction to explore the interaction of color, light, and transparency. Wall sculptures and assemblages inform her colossal land interventions. Hayes’ ephemeral yet architectural abstractions stand out in contrast to landscape and are reflections on themes of memory, fragility, and form.