the human bible by Bill Hayward

An Open Exhibit by Psychology Tomorrow’s Artist-in-Residence

“To say Hayward is enthusiastic about the creative process is an understatement. Neither does he settle for skimming the surface to shoot another predictable portrait. With a simple question to his subjects— “Given enough paint, paper and permission, what would you do?”—he mines the depths of their passions and personalities. Each answer presents the viewer with an evocative and compelling mix of deeply personal communication and portraiture.”
Geoff GehmanThe Best American Poetry

“In these portraits of the collaborative self, all of the text and markings derive from the unexpected truthsof self that surface in play and conversation between myself and the subject.  All of the words and constructions in paint and or paper are created by the subject. It’s all their art and their heart. Given enough paint, paper and permission, there’s no telling where we might end up.”
Bill Haywardthe human bible



All exhibits and events are free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Galleria Lobby, an adjacent exhibition space, is accessible daily from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. For more information regarding Martin Art Gallery programming, please contact Kathryn Burke at 484-664-3467.