Hoyes exhibit at The River at Rancho Mirage.
Opening Reception Friday, January 12th 2018, 6-8pm
December 15, 2017-March 15th 2018. Gallery hours 4-8 Daily
Palm Desert, CA - Visual artist Bernard Hoyes has pardnered with The River at Rancho Mirage, . www.theriveratranchomirage.com for a showing of his works in Space A-161.
The River is Rancho Mirage’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination located in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley. Offering an extraordinary lineup of boutiques, award-winning restaurants and movie theatres, The River offers guests the perfect combination of luxury and recreation all within a short distance of Rancho Mirage’s world-class resorts and golf courses at the corner of Highway 111 and Bob Hope Drive. TheRiverRM.com. 760-835-3089. Artist will be in Residence throughout the exhibition, demonstrations and work on site, works will be for sale. Recognized Art consultants will Moderate Organized discussions on the state of the Arts in the Coachella Valley once a month. (Dates and Times to be announced.) Hoyes is primarily recognized as a contemporary painter whose work evolves from a highly intuitive space. He is heralded for his ability to capture spiritual realms on canvas in radiant and brilliant essence. Born into a family rooted in Jamaica's revivalist church, Hoyes memories of religion and rituals have influenced his artistic productivity throughout his life. His celebration of traditional African religion and spirituality continues to find universal appeal, exciting audiences worldwide. Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Cole, Steve Harvey, Keenan Ivory Wayans and the National Urban League are among his collectors. Selections of Hoyes' work have been featured in several television shows. President Barack Obama has even been photographed in front of his work.
Hoyes was recently commissioned by a private collector to create a Sculpture to comemmorate one of the best-known creatures in Greek mythology. The eight-foot “Roots of Pegasus” bronze sculpture is on display at the prestigious Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery, located at 73040 El Paseo in Palm Desert, CA. Hoyes is world renowned for his inventive creations. His rarified sculptures transcend the norm and defy comparison. For instance, in 2007, Hoyes journeyed to the Fuzhou City in the Fujian Province of China to craft a six-foot three-ton granite rock sculpture of a blue fin tuna!
Hoyes’ exhibition history spans over 50 years with over 100 exhibitions, 30 of them solo exhibitions, in various countries including his native Jamaica, USA, UK, The Netherlands, and Germany. Some of Hoyes’ past exhibitions include “Places and Validation, Art & Progression, The Getty Initiative Pacific Standard Time” in 2010; the “Art in LA 1945-1980” at CAAM in 2011; a feature in “L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists before 1980,” published by the Getty Foundation and “Se7en Paintings, a Multidisciplinary Performance” which brought Hoyes’ art to life on the Ford Stage in Los Angeles in 2012. Most recent exhibits include the “Evolving Abstraction, 3 Contemporary Artists of the African Diaspora” at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Feb. 2015 and “The Spirit of the Land,” at the Desert Art Collection in Palm Desert, CA in 2015.
The Museum of African American Art (MAAA) in Los Angeles just presented a collection of his stunning art, “Evolving Art Practice, Rags to the Revival Series,” The presentation juxtapose two of Hoyes’ defining methodologies. His “Rag Series” is a spontaneous technique, using a rag laden with ink, cast onto paper to create impressions, when lifted a print remains suggesting and delineating forms, mass and movement. In contrast, his popular “Revival Series” reflects the vibrancy of his Jamaica roots in living colors. Hoyes conveys rhythmic movement, deliberate intensity and spiritual forwardness that splash Colors across the canvas.
Whether sculpting mythological figures or pairing paint with spirit, Bernard Hoyes continues to present his art as a medium to inspire the viewer to transcend into new dimensions. View his work in person at the River at Rancho Mirage for the next three months. www.theriveratranchomirage.com www.BernardHoyes.com. 323.788.1959
Palm Springs, California
Bernard Stanley Hoyes