Hugh Hayden was born in Dallas, Texas in 1983 and lives and works in New York City. He holds an MFA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. His work was the subject of a solo exhibition at White Columns in New York in 2018. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including JTT, New York (2018); Clearing, New York (2018); Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (2018); PPOW Gallery, New York (2017); Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (2017); Postmasters Gallery, New York (2016); MoMA PS1, Rockaway Beach, New York (2014); Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (2014); and Abrons Art Center, New York (2013), among others. He is the recipient of residences at Glenfiddich in Dufftown, Scotland (2014); Abrons Art Center and Socrates Sculpture Park (both 2012), and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2011).
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Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Aug 9 - 13, 2021
Consider the origins of material. Consider the tree as a central element of form. It can be easy to disassociate milled lumber from it’s true source, but in this unique introductory woodworking workshop, students start with locally salvaged tree limbs and branches and learn to mill their material into lumber that maintains some natural characteristics. We explore and embrace the formal qualities of the wood in conjunction with individuals’ conceptual interests to create a small functional object or sculptural carving. Demonstrations cover jointing, planing, and other stationary machine use, as well as power carving techniques. Join us for a week of experimentation and play with trees.