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James Hayward: AT LAST, is a survey of monochromatic paintings exploring the disobedience of paint. Hayward’s thickly rendered paintings are an immediate visual experience, bringing together color, gesture and materiality removed from all representational reference. Executed loosely in vivid hues, the gorgeously textured abstractions shift seamlessly between image, structure, and meaning. Paint can only be disobedient in the hands of someone not obsessed with control; here, Hayward offers a near perfect merging of picture and paint, with neither being dominant, where the emphasis remains on the painting rather than the painter.

James Hayward

James Hayward

Abstract #218, 2014
Oil on canvas on wood panel
40 x 37 in (101.6 x 93.98 cm)

James Hayward

James Hayward
Abstract Diptych #8 (Windsor White / Chromatic Black), 2011
Oil on canvas over panel
14 x 22 in (35.6 x 55.9 cm)

James Hayward

James Hayward
Abstract #221 (Cadmium Red Light in linseed oil), 2014
Oil on canvas over panel
40 x 38 in (101.6 x 96.52 cm)

James Hayward

James Hayward
Abstract #206 (Titanium-Zinc), 2014
Oil on canvas over panel
20 x 17 in (50.8 x 43.2 cm)

James Hayward

James Hayward
Abstract #180, 2012
Oil on canvas over panel
17 x 15 in (43.8 x 38.1 cm)

James Hayward

James Hayward
Abstract #201, 2013
Oil on canvas over panel
17 x 15 in (43.2 x 38.1 cm)

James Hayward

James Hayward
Abstract #202 (Cadmium Red Medium), 2013
Oil on canvas on panel
20 x 19 in (50.8 x 48.3 cm)

James Hayward

James Hayward
Abstract #178 (Cadmium Red Light), 2013
Oil on canvas over panel
14.5 x 13 in (38.1 x 33.0 cm)
on verso

James Hayward

James Hayward
Abstract #205, 2014
Oil on canvas over panel
66 x 55 in (167.6 x 139.7 cm)

James Hayward

James Hayward
Abstract #216, 2014
Oil on canvas over panel
58 x 48 in (147.3 x 121.9 cm)

James Hayward

James Hayward
Abstract #191 (Cadmium Red Deep), 2013
Oil on canvas over panel
25 x 23 in (63.5 x 58.4 cm)