North View Gallery

Sylvania CT 214 Building | Gallery Director: Mark Smith

Jesse Hayward: Sticks & Sage

Sticks and Sage
July 6 through September 7
Gallery Hours:
Monday through Friday: 8am – 4pm, Saturday: 12 noon - 4pm
Special Event and Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 6, 5 to 8pm
The artist will be on site:
Saturdays from 12 noon to 5pm

About the exhibition

Whether it’s with painted toothpicks stabbed into amorphous armatures or with hundreds of painted boxes stacked and re-stacked, Jesse Hayward creates art installations that are intended for direct audience manipulation. Utilizing repetition and ritual, he builds and paints objects in his studio that are then re-imagined through a collaborative, installation practice.

For his 2013 Summer Studio Residency at PCC Sylvania, Hayward will convert the North View Gallery into a visual laboratory with his installation, STICKS & SAGE. This project will take advantage of a deceptively simple technology: the zip-tie. Anyone attending the show will be presented a variety of painted sticks with pre-drilled holes and zip-ties with which to build freestanding structures. Again, direct audience participation will define the outcome of this work.

Jesse Hayward received his MFA from California College of Art in 2002. His work has been exhibited at PDX Contemporary Art Window Project and Nine Gallery in Portland, OR and at Southern Exposure and Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, CA. In 2006, Hayward’s work was included in the Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum. His collaborative installation at The Art Gym in 2008 was followed up by an audience participation project at PICA’s Time Based Art in 2009. His work has been reviewed in The Oregonian, PORT, PDX Magazine, Oregon Arts Watch, Willamette Week and the Portland Mercury.