Serenity Now

Media Contact:
Nathalie Levey,

On View July 29th – August 11th
Artist Reception: Saturday, July 30th, 5:30 – 8:00pm

Mark Borghi Gallery
34 Main Street | Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Artwork Caption: Peony (2022).

Hayley Youngs creates lavishly colorful paintings, alluding to a realm beyond the physical world, both philosophically and spiritually. Employing a visual language of esoteric shapes and curvilinear motifs, she navigates a mystical pictorial space governed by symmetry, color, and intuitive precision, as well as the inclusion of constructed landscapes and fragments of nature from memories of her travels. With a mission to find serenity amidst a wildly turbulent sociopolitical climate, Youngs ongoing series of recent works metaphorize humanity’s journey into the unknown and the societal transformation taking shape in our current historical moment.

Serenity Now is a collection of twenty recent vividly brilliant acrylic paintings on canvas that explores worlds, natural and imagined. These transportive images invite you to “find the calm within the chaos.” Drawing stylistic influence from, Fauvism, Psychedelia, Surrealism & Visionary art traditions, Youngs paintings are a timely reflection of the universal desire to dream, find balance and beauty, and serve as a haven for comfort, collective meditation, introspection, and re-orientation. Serenity Now!

Youngs lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and holds a BFA from the Pratt Institute.

Artwork Captions (left to right): Peachy (2022), Tuscany (2022).