Andy Haynes’ oils on canvas will preside in the main room at Distinction Gallery with his solo exhibition The Journal Entries of Changing Tides opening June 13th. This coincides with the gallery’s 5th anniversary and to celebrate, opening reception will also feature live music by The Band of Goodmen.
This body of work articulates Haynes’ very personal approach toward his work.
“Who’s the Captain of This Sinking Ship?
” I am calling this body of work The Journal Entries of Changing Tides. Since I began these pieces, I have been thinking a lot about what I would title the show… so after months of ups and downs, changes in techniques, and style, I began to develop a title. A lot of this work deals with the ocean. I think I just need to get back to it. So I have referenced it’s theme throughout the series. That’s where I came up with the Changing Tides. Plus it portrays a great metaphor as to how my life has been these past 8 months (I think a lot of people may feel the same about their own lives). The Journal Entries touches on how I approached my canvases throughout the body of work. As you can see there are a lot of small pieces. So, in order to pay the bills and all of that jazz, one needs to do some work here and there. From October through February, I took on a construction job under my father and worked 6 days a week for Habitat for Humanity. After I got home from work I would strive to complete one small painting a day. Somewhat like journal entries of what was running through my head each day. It seemed to work well for me. So there’s the tip of the iceberg of what this series deals with.
“My Only Fear”
Distinction Gallery & Artist Studios
317 East Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025.