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We were blinded by the light Painting

Mary Hayes


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 36 W x 36 H x 1.5 D in

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''We were blinded by the light'', was concieved of during the first months of the world wide pandemic, one of several paintings I made to empower young people to survive and thrive through challenging times. The figures that inhabit my paintings are inspired by the younger members of my immediate and extended family. My models, muses and collaborators pose in compositions inspired by Classical European allegorical painting as well as teen hero/anti-hero narratives seen in sci-fi/ fantasy/teen sleuth genres popularized in movies, television, and graphic novels. Through these familiar tropes, gesture and facial expression are exploited as a means to express the individual's personal journey within society at large, addressing issues such as, social isolation , racial intolerance, human transience and climate change. This composition is also available as a framed watercolor:

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:36 W x 36 H x 1.5 D in

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Born in California, Mary Hayes has a BFA in Visual Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. She has had several solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in, Quebec, Canada and the United States, and is a recipient of grants from both Quebec and Canada Arts Councils. Hayes' work can be found in private and public collections, such as the Art Bank of the Canada Council, Loto Quebec, La Grande Bibliothèque du Québec and the Musée du Québec. Hayes lives and works in Montreal.

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