The Cotton Fields of Home At Exhibit

  • 600 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • 600 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • 600 Julia St.
    New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Dates: March 2, 2018 - March 31, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Gallery 600
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

LARRY “KIP” HAYES paints Louisiana folk ways in his 2018 show “Cotton Fields Back Home”. A multi-talented oil painter, he is from Broussard, Louisiana, has been sketching and painting since high school. In the 1970s, Hayes applied his talents as a freelance photographer to his art.   I am a photographer by trade. When I am not painting, I am roving the countryside trying to capture the past, chasing sunsets, and looking for old landmarks where people no longer reside.  I try to fill those old empty places with life as it might have been through my paintings.

He began reinterpreting his photographs of barns, farmlands, and bayous onto canvas. The paintings, in both oil and acrylic, nostalgically portray south Louisiana’s natural beauty and her unique agrarian culture. My canvas ranges from 100 year old cypress boards to the conventional canvas. I enjoy experimenting on different surfaces, and the effects are quite interesting!  Having grown up on a farm in Louisiana, my paintings portray rural Louisiana as well as life as it was on the farm.

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Gallery 600

Gallery 600 Julia is located in the historic Julia Row in the Arts District. Under the curatorship of Dr. Susan Saward, it features Louisiana artists. The gallery showcases fine paintings of southern Louisiana...