About the Piano
In my practice I've been exploring holographic imagery for years and making paintings on holograms for the last year. In a gallery with controlled lighting the holograms only have so much power to play with light. I'm very excited for this piano to live in the outdoors where the interaction with sunlight will keep it constantly changing. A viewer can move around the piano to see the prisms play with light. The imagery on the holograms is all kinds of things from Mount Rushmore to clowns, to hockey cards. All are from my personal collections that I am excited to have now living on this piano :)
About the Artist
Jeanette Hayes (1988) is a painter/multi media artist based out of NYC, originally from Chicago who received a BFA from Pratt Institute. Her work addresses the traditional preservation of non-traditional technological imagery through her painting, video, photoshop work and internet collages. Hayes' interests include cultural phenomena and the confrontation of conventionality and subject matter. She has shown with Half Gallery, the Hole, Regina Rex, Bleecker Street Arts Club, M&B Gallery, Motelsalieri, Romeo NYC and most recently had a solo show with Castor Gallery. Hayes has made animated GIFs and videos for Proenza Schouler, CHANEL, Alexander Wang and Opening Ceremony and has done an artist sponsorship with BlackBerry. ID Magazine put her on their 30 under 30 list, Complex Magazine chose her as an artist to watch, the New York Times featured her in their first "Up Next" column, Interview magazine did an artist feature and most recently TimeOut New York chose Hayes as one of the "5 most important new artists in New York City". Jeanette Hayes currently lives and works in New York, New York.