Thomas Hayes Gallery Opening

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April 18, 2010

The opening exhibition of Thomas Hayes Gallery in Hollywood embodies the showroom’s renewed focus on art, with works by artists representing an array of generations, backgrounds, mediums and styles, accompanying the modern Brazilian, European and American furniture Hayes is already known for. The current show, which runs through May 10, includes sketches by Oscar Niemeyer (with a minimalist drawing of his iconic Congresso Nacional building in Brasilia) hung with a piece by color field painter Donald Kaufman and several paintings by 1960s designer Arthur Ellsworth. Photographs and geometric paintings by the late California artist John Barbour accompany a 1965 minimalist work by June Harwood, with the central areas of the gallery hung with abstract paintings by Los Angeles artist Jason Fitzmaurice and hard-edge paintings by Arizona-based Grant Wiggins. Furniture by Sergio Rodrigues, Joaquim Tenreiro, Jose Zanine Caldas, Lina Bo Bardi, Zanini de Zanine Caldas and Jorge Zalszupin round out the exhibition, and give a decorative context to the artwork.

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  A young visitor on a Milo Baughman tufted sofa in red leather with black accents, beneath Crossroads, a 2000 acrylic-on-Masonite painting by 1960s furniture designer Arthur Ellsworth, which sold on the gallery’s opening night.
    A young visitor on a Milo Baughman tufted sofa in red leather with black accents, beneath Crossroads, a 2000 acrylic-on-Masonite painting by 1960s furniture designer Arthur Ellsworth, which sold on the gallery’s opening night.
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  Furnishings by Sergio Rodrigues, Joaquim Tenreiro, Zanini de Zanine Caldas with art by Jason Fitzmaurice.
    Furnishings by Sergio Rodrigues, Joaquim Tenreiro, Zanini de Zanine Caldas with art by Jason Fitzmaurice.
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  The 6,000-square-foot gallery, with a mixture of Brazilian, European and American modern furniture and artwork by modern and contemporary artists. Photo courtesy Elko Weaver.
    The 6,000-square-foot gallery, with a mixture of Brazilian, European and American modern furniture and artwork by modern and contemporary artists. Photo courtesy Elko Weaver.
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  Thomas Hayes, center, on opening night. At rear is Memorabilious, 1972, a color field painting by Donald Kaufman; at right is a sketch by Oscar Niemeyer.
    Thomas Hayes, center, on opening night. At rear is Memorabilious, 1972, a color field painting by Donald Kaufman; at right is a sketch by Oscar Niemeyer.
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  Hayes, left, and visitors around a 1940s solid peroba wood table from Brazil. Photo courtesy Elko Weaver.
    Hayes, left, and visitors around a 1940s solid peroba wood table from Brazil. Photo courtesy Elko Weaver.
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  1960s bronze sled chairs in white leather by Jorge Zalszupin before Passage, 2010, by Jason Fitzmaurice.
    1960s bronze sled chairs in white leather by Jorge Zalszupin before Passage, 2010, by Jason Fitzmaurice.
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  Gallery visitors near a reclaimed ipe wood sofa and cantilevered glass table, foreground, by Zanini de Zanine Caldas.
    Gallery visitors near a reclaimed ipe wood sofa and cantilevered glass table, foreground, by Zanini de Zanine Caldas.
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  From left, Süfnex, 2004 and Stryyka, 2006, hard-edge paintings by Grant Wiggins, with prototype INOX Poltrona Moeda chairs by Zanini de Zanine Caldas. Photo courtesy Elko Weaver.
    From left, Süfnex, 2004 and Stryyka, 2006, hard-edge paintings by Grant Wiggins, with prototype INOX Poltrona Moeda chairs by Zanini de Zanine Caldas. Photo courtesy Elko Weaver.
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  Eodroon, 2005, an acrylic-on-canvas hard-edge painting by Grant Wiggins, at left, and an untitled oil-on-canvas painting by Jason Fitzmaurice, with a pair of 1950s green mohair tub chairs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Photo courtesy Elko Weaver.
    Eodroon, 2005, an acrylic-on-canvas hard-edge painting by Grant Wiggins, at left, and an untitled oil-on-canvas painting by Jason Fitzmaurice, with a pair of 1950s green mohair tub chairs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Photo courtesy Elko Weaver.
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  Untitled, 2009, oil on canvas, by Jason Fitzmaurice. Photo courtesy Elko Weaver.
    Untitled, 2009, oil on canvas, by Jason Fitzmaurice. Photo courtesy Elko Weaver.

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