Exhibition Opening Hugh Hayden: American Vernacular
Name: Exhibition Opening Hugh Hayden: American Vernacular
Date: February 10, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Laumeier Sculpture Park is proud to announce American Vernacular, Hugh Hayden’s first Midwest solo presentation exploring a decade of his work in a variety of mediums including newly commissioned works. The exhibition will be on view February 10 through May 12, 2024, in the Aronson Fine Arts Center’s Whitaker Foundation Gallery and in the Outdoor Galleries, near The Way Field. This exhibition was organized by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in consultation with Laumeier and will debut at Laumeier before its presentation at any other U.S. venue. Hayden’s vision draws from his personal memory and experience as an American and African American, born and raised in Texas. Growing up Black and gay in the South, and later training and working for a decade as an architect before becoming an artist, Hayden’s work merges organic materials with built space, and draws on folk and fine art vocabularies to capture various aspects of the artist’s personal biography and lived experiences.