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Hayley Barker at Bozo Mag

November 4, 2019 • 8:00 am - November 11, 2019 PST

On view: October 6–December 8, 2019

At Bozo Mag, a gallery in a back-house in Highland Park, Hayley Barker’s paintings feel open-ended, as if in the process of becoming. Her portraits and landscapes are made up of small multi-colored brushstrokes that make the works feel alive with movement and activity. In Eclipse, a group of people lounge in a psychedelic landscape, almost indistinguishable from the mountains they sit on. Elsewhere, a figure floats atop a woman’s face, as if portraying an inner self that is seldom seen. The work is at once introspective, and longing for community, as if the brush strokes might bleed of the canvas and into the world outside.