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Gerald Hayes: The Creativity of the Psychological Eye

GERALD HAYES IS ONE OF a large number of individuals who no longer can be categorized as painters or sculptors, but of whom we must use the more general word artist. Some of these cannot even be called visual artists for their work may not be visual. Artists using sound, temperature, and air currents produce works which bring forth dependence on other senses. Looking at the works makes us realize we do not have to look at them. Hayes’ work is visual, although moving away from the standard esthetics for visual art.

Several years ago, Hayes considered himself a painter. His works were color-shape stained canvases, and getting larger. A they did he became increasingly aware of the physical nature of the process of painting: stretching, rolling, working on the floor, walking around the canvas, transporting. These processes impose a certain sculptural relationship to the painting act, and those

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