PROVINCETOWN ARTS MAGAZINE

"Hay's work probes the mystery of gender by creating composite images that do not identify a specific individual but rather embody the idea of flickering glimpses of sexual duality that so mesmerized Hay while she was living in Provincetown and the West Village. The ethereal nature of sexual identity is crystalized in her ambiguous portraits, where the subject appears simultaneously male and female." 

Chris Busa, Provincetown Arts Magazine, 2014/2015 pp. 36, 37

THE BOSTON GLOBE

ALDEN GALLERY STARTS IT'S SEASON: ART APLENTY IN TOWN AND IN PROVINCETOWN

-Meredith Goldstein, The Boston Globe, Lifestyle, Names, May 25, 2015

Alden Gallery in Provincetown launched its busy season Friday night with an opening party for Square a group show that features works by artists such as Kevin Cyr, Joerg Dressler, Jo Hay, Paul Pedulla, Linda Reedy, Anne Salas, and Heather Toland, all of whom created works that are square. 

 

THE KIND ARTIST

RYAN STAMERRO INTERVIEW: ARTIST JO HAY

-Ryan Stamerro, The Kind Artist, March 4, 2015

Jo Hay: "It fascinates me that we are so afraid of what appears to be confused sexuality. I understand that we are deeply programmed to procreate. I also know that many studies have been done on the conscious and unconscious choices we make from the gene pool in order to best serve the survival of our offspring, but I am still surprised by the degree of public hostility that often accompanies an experience of witnessing possible gender uncertainty.

 Jo Hay, 2013 Dust to Funky 36x36"

Jo Hay, 2013 Dust to Funky 36x36"

Ryan Stamerro: "And you're exploring that in your work, which may create controversy, but it also causes conversation which is what art is all about."

Jo Hay: "Yes, absolutely. Given the climate of fear attached to gender uncertainty, I would consider it a mark of success if my work could inspire conversation even if it was difficult and not particularly flattering."

Read the Full Interview: Artist Jo Hay