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Stephen Hayes – Re:place

October 7 - October 30

Hanging on a white wall, wide, decisive, and airy brushstrokes remember a huddle of trees beyond a dirt road and beneath a misty, yawning sky.

Elizabeth Leach Gallery is pleased to present Re:place, a vibrantly evocative series of landscape paintings by Stephen Hayes. The works evoke the natural world in brilliant layers of color and expressive mark-making.

In his new body of work, Hayes uses Google Earth perspectives that recreate bodily vantage points. The artist finds digital views that resonate with his plein air painting process and the resulting scenes convey a sublime wonderment in beholding the power of the natural world.

With conscious deliberation Hayes’s paintings gorgeously entangle abstraction, representation, and conceptual considerations. The scenes of fields, rivers, and forests unfold with prolonged engagement and his artworks often upend a viewer’s preconceptions. The sheer beauty of the imagery is immediately seductive while the title Re:place invites further contemplation on broader themes of renewal, reckoning or reconsiderations of our place within these bucolic settings.


Wheelchair accessible, Sensory-friendly, Service Animals allowed
Women-owned, Women curated
Event Type
Gallery, Visual Art
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Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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