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104 Missoni's Summer 2018 ad campaign in White Sands National Park, where Kendall Jenner posed with Hayes' signature Technicolor textiles against the backdrop of New Mexico's pristine natural landmark. "Anytime art is placed within a landscape another dimension is added to the work, isn't it?" queries Kathy Johnston, The Compound Antique Show's producer/director. "The Compound's big barns and park- like setting are a fitting backdrop to Rachel Hayes' mega textiles. Her swaths of color, in varying opacities, float on the softest breeze — they're like moving murals, or sculptures, or something else entirely." Mark Massey, owner of The Compound, continues: "Round Top is home to many talented artists and creators exhibiting work in a variety of mediums — the peaceful, rural setting is a natural backdrop that inspires." Hayes eagerly anticipates this project, which will require nearly a month in Round Top to install. She will also be present at each of the three show openings. "I'm approaching these installations like different bodies of work," the artist says, "but at each site, the barns, the windmill, the trees, and the grassy landscape will be the architecture of the space and will dictate what is possible … The wind and sun will also impact each site, giving breadth and dimension to the textile interventions. This is the exciting part for me, because there is always something unexpectedly beautiful to come out of that spontaneous interaction." Rachel Hayes is represented by Lowell Ryan Projects, Los Angeles. Rachel Hayes at The Compound (Saturday, March 20 – Saturday, April 3; 9:30 am to 6 pm daily; artist reception with champagne, sweet treats, and art tours, Saturday, March 20, 11 am and 1 pm; art tour with curator Piper Faust, Saturday, April 3, 11 am); The Farm at Wellville (Friday – Saturday, March 26 – 27, 9 am – 3 pm; Friday – Saturday, April 2 – 3, 9 am – 3 pm; art tours with Piper Faust, Saturday, March 27, 11 am and 1 pm); and The Halles (Thursday, March 18 – Saturday, April 3, 9 am – 5 pm; artist reception Saturday, March 20, 3 to 5 pm). (Continued from page 102) A garment-inspired handmade textile dialogues with a weathered South Dakota barn, summer 2020. A Rachel Hayes installation wafts on the prairie, Jerauld County, South Dakota, summer 2020. Rachel Hayes artwork created during her Roswell, New Mexico, residency, 2015

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