"Mapping somewhere, in particular a feeling about a place, is central to the interpretation of her work, but the process is less about nostalgia and more about creating uninhibited." by Nico Kos Earle READ ARTICLE HERE
Thank you The Jealous Curator for the kindest mention on your site: "I’m not sure how to explain how much I love these… hm… well, I made a strange gasping sound when I saw that first piece, so that might do it. Beautifully drawn graphite ropes living in perfect harmony with sherbet-hued gouache on really big pieces of paper. Yep, madly in love with these gorgeous compositions by Philadelphia based artist Jen Wink Hays. Sigh. Happy Monday.
"Chance Encounter" (2013, gouache on paper) looks lovely in the entry hall of Uprise founder, Tze Chun's Brooklyn home.
The closing reception for Almanac is this Friday from 6-8pm at RH Contemporary Gallery at 437 West 16th Street in New York City. Hope to see you there!
Inside the Studio: VISIT WITH JEN WINK HAYS We stopped by the Philadelphia, PA studio of Jen Wink Hays to explore her latest works on canvas. A departure from her works on paper, Jen’s latest paintings explore the complexity of networks in imagined vast oceans of abstract free-floating forms and interlinked landmasses. Through the materiality of oil, these spaces become even more specific, and take on a character and quality of their own. GO TO ARTICLE
Such a nice experience at last summer's Market Art + Design fair in Bridgehampton and delighted that my work is being used to promote this year's show.
"...Hays’ transition from working in gouache on paper to painting with oil on canvas further illuminates her approach to context, negative space, the surrounding substance that envelop the colorful forms within."
OK, I'm more than a little late seeing this lovely mention on Bustle (from November) - but grateful nonetheless for the kind words. I don't know which pleases me more - that I "should definitely be on your radar" or the fact that I fall into the category of "young" female. :) Either way, here's the link
"Chance Encounter and "Fleet 4" stayed out late partying (alongside works by some of my other favorite Uprise artists - Chad Kouri, Ashok Sinha, Dolly Faibyshev among others) at Uprise Art's pop-up installation for Room & Board's flagship store in NYC. Photos by Michelle Capor.
This fall, the lovely folks at Uprise Art co-sponsored a charitable event in support of Free Arts NYC's 3rd Annual Art Auction in which they featured a variety of works by their artists. My 2013 work on paper, "Fill In The Blanks" joined the occasion and went home with a new owner that evening. All proceeds benefitted Free Arts NYC.
Just a couple hundred feet from the Atlantic Ocean in Bridgehampton, NY, Uprise Art featured me (alongside the fabulous Kal Mansur and Erin Lynn Welsh) at this summer's "Market Art + Design". Previously known as ArtMarket Hamptons, Market Art + Design featured a newly added design component and is now hosted at the waterfront venue Fairview Farm at Mecox Bridgehampton.