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Gibby Haynes

A photo of paintings
A photo of paintings

Due to the process-based nature of the Session program, this project will undergo constant modifications; the features of this page provide accruing information on the project’s developments.

April 26–June 1, 2011

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Haynes’ project will be the second iteration of Recess’s collaboration with Charlotte Kidd and Dustin Yellin from Kidd Yellin Studios in Red Hook. Recess’s original location at 41 Grand Street in SoHo will remain open; both spaces will be free and open to the public.

During his premiere US solo presentation, Haynes will adapt the residency room at Kidd Yellin into a production studio for a series of abstract, geometric paintings. Known for his work as a musician in the group Butthole Surfers, Haynes will translate his intimate relationship with sound and the hardcore movement into visual vocabulary. On eight-foot square canvases, the artist will use bold, contrasting colors issuing from the center in echoing circles. Revolving like a record, the canvas becomes vinyl and the paint etches vibration.

Session invites artists to use Recess’s public platform to combine productive studio space with dynamic exhibition opportunities. Sessions remain open to the public from the first day of the artist’s project through the last, encouraging sustained dialogue between artists and audiences. Due to the process-based nature of Session, projects undergo constant revision and the above proposal is subject to change.

About the artist

Gibby Haynes

Gibby Haynes is an American musician, radio personality, painter and the lead singer of the group Butthole Surfers. He received a BA from Trinity University. His work has been featured in exhibitions at Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica California and The Station in Houston Texas. Haynes currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Melissa, their daughter, and their Westie.



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