Hayes’ first solo show at Transition centres on an inquisitive dialectic of viewing. In her painted museums, safaris and operas the lookers are often as important as the looked at. Her reduced graphic style gets straight to the point of the imagery, which leaves us, the distanciated looker, to ponder over the connections. This imaginative joining-up-the-dots of seeing is a counterpoint to the Sing Out Loud of the exhibition’s title. Hayes’ singing is the opposite of an acousmatic experience where a sound is heard without seeing the causes behind it. Her opera singers open their mouths – but we never hear their voices.
from the introduction to Sing Out Loud
The publication also includes an essay by Barry Schwabsky.
Produced alongside the exhibition of the same name at Transition Gallery in January 2013
Georgia Hayes was born in 1946 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and currently lives in East Sussex. From 1977-82 she was a student of Roy Oxlade. Her group exhibitions include East & South (1992), John Moores 18, Oriel Mostyn (1993), Harlech International (1994), John Moores 25 (2008). Solo exhibitions include SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco (2002), Café Gallery Projects, London (2003) and Galeria Nacional, Costa Rica (2006).
Priced at £7 Sing Out Loud is available at the
Transition Shop or online.
Sing Out Loud + UK postage
Sing Out Loud + European shipping (£3.30)
Sing Out Loud + rest of the world shipping (£5)
Paperback: 48 pages, full colour throughout
Publisher: Pynto (2012)
Dimensions: 23.5 x 21 cm