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James Hayward: AT LAST, is a survey of monochromatic paintings exploring the disobedience of paint. Hayward’s thickly rendered paintings are an immediate visual experience, bringing together color, gesture and materiality removed from all representational reference. Executed loosely in vivid hues, the gorgeously textured abstractions shift seamlessly between image, structure, and meaning. Paint can only be disobedient in the hands of someone not obsessed with control; here, Hayward offers a near perfect merging of picture and paint, with neither being dominant, where the emphasis remains on the painting rather than the painter.