Joe By Joe at The Yard

February 13, 2019/ by Olivia Ramirez

On February 13th from 6-9PM, join us at The Yard: Flatiron South to view “A Grand Gesture,” a solo exhibition by Joe Hayes III a.k.a. Joe By Joe, curated by Akeem K. Duncan of Quiet Lunch.

Joe By Joe’s works manifest invigorating, triumphant life through liberating colors and free-flowing movement, and we’re looking forward to experiencing the spirit of the collection each day this season. This show in particular marks a momentous occasion for Hayes as he celebrates a decade in the arts, reflects on past works, and looks towards the future. “A Grand Gesture” pays homage not just to Hayes’s journey as a creative but to the overall ebb and flow of artistic expression.

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Art by Joe By Joe

About Joe By Joe

Joseph Hayes is a Bronx-born painter, chef, creative consultant, and cultural provocateur. Hayes has made a name for himself displaying public art throughout Manhattan and curating shows, as well as using the culinary world as a vehicle for his raw and authentic form of expressionism.


Whether it is his past history with Interscope Records, being brand manager for fashion designer Brian Wood, or his extensive work in the culinary arts, Hayes has his hand in a variety of artistic mediums which fuels his primary focus in the fusion of painting, street art, and cooking. All mediums reveal his deep understanding of love, struggle, pain, intense emotion, and human experience.

We hope you’ll join us on February 13th to explore four floors of Hayes’s works and chat with the artist himself! Drinks and light bites will be provided courtesy of The Yard.


Special thanks to Akeem K. Duncan of Quiet Lunch for showing this vibrant exhibition at The Yard.

This exhibit is part of The Yard Art Program, which features seasonally rotating art exhibits and permanent collections across The Yard’s locations. You can read more about our current exhibits on our blog.