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H AY S

PHOTOGRAPH BY TINA GIONIS

JODI

Echoes of Content in an Extended Visual Phrase by Megan Kelly

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hrough many years of following her exhibitions, discovering the latest paintings by Jodi Hays feels both comfortable and embedded, like picking up the thread of thought from a past discussion. Speaking with the artist about her work, too, reflects this sense of a long-running dialogue. Hays is a dedicated studio painter, and the work she produces exists as individual phrases in a longer

span of conversation that she has maintained with her work for over fifteen years. In her paintings, Hays’s surfaces are meticulously worked—scraped paint reveals glimpses into spaces built and structured through areas of color—but it’s her use of palette knives and silkscreening squeegees in addition to brushes that helps give a sense of dynamic

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