Socrates Sculpture Park

Hugh Hayden

Website: www.hughhayden.com

Exhibition: Fact of the Matter, 2014

Untitled (peacock 1), 2013
India Blue peacock feathers on dowel and ash bark
44” × 26” × 7”

Courtesy of the artist

Zelig, 2013
Sharptail grouse feathers on log
10.5” × 18.5” × 15”

Courtesy of the artist

Proposition 8 (Valley quail on Manzanita branches), 2013
California Valley quail feathers on Manzanita branches
48” × 72” × 33”

Courtesy of the artist

Images: 

Untitled, 2013
Ruffed grouse feathers on firewood
16” × 13” × 2”

Courtesy of the artist

Untitled, 2013
Ruffed grouse feathers on firewood
16” × 13” × 2”

Courtesy of the artist

Exhibition: EAF12: 2012 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, 2012

American Hero #4, 2012
1965 Ford Mustang, acrylic, synthetic hair, resin
Dimensions Variable

For American Hero #4, Hayden pointedly exploits and clashes vernacular forms, visually reinterpreting and reimagining potentially contradictory notions of culture. Contemporary African-American identity, represented by two stripes of cornrowed hair, is placed squarely within a symbol of classic Americana, a Ford Mustang muscle car. The appropriation, though odd and humorous at first glance, expresses the artist’s hopes for a fresh unprocessed context for understanding and interpreting contemporary and historic cultures.

Special Thanks: Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting



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