Philbrook Museum of Art - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Stay Golden, 2018
Acetate and various textiles
Text by Curator, Sienna Brown:
Rachel Hayes, a textile artist inspired by traditions of quilt making, sculpture, painting, and stained glass, creates installations that use light to transform space. In Stay Golden, a project she designed for the Philbrook Rotunda, Hayes stiches together several types of pliant materials—colored plastic theatrical gels, translucent fabric, and opaque reflective gold lamé—to create dynamic constructions that swoop though the Museum, activating their surroundings. Colorful dapples of light play across the floor, ceiling, and walls, giving the viewer a new awareness of place, time, and space. The warm color palette of this work evokes the opulence of Villa Philbrook as well the golden light of Oklahoma sunshine.
Support for this project is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.