50th Anniversary Conversation with Hugh Hayden
White Columns

White Columns TALKS

Hugh Hayden in conversation with Matthew Higgs.

Brier Patch, 2018, a set of six carved wooden school chairs with attached desks. Numerous long, twisting branches extend out of them, nearly engulfing the sculpture.
Installation view of Hugh Hayden at White Columns: Briar Patch, 2018. Photo: Marc Tatti.

Thursday, July 29
5pm EST


White Columns is pleased to announce ‘White Columns TALKS’ – a series of conversations with artists and curators held on the occasion of our 50th anniversary exhibition From The Archives: White Columns & 112 Greene Street / 112 Workshop, 1970 – 2021…, which is on view through July 31.

The fifth and final conversation in the series is between artist Hugh Hayden and White Columns’ director Matthew Higgs. Hayden will discuss his 2018 NY solo debut at White Columns in the light of his 2021 exhibition Huey currently on view at Lisson Gallery, New York.

Artist Hugh Hayden (b. 1983) was born and raised in Texas. Hayden was trained as an architect receiving his Bachelor of Architecture in 2007 from Cornell University, followed by an MFA from Columbia University in 2018. Hugh’s New York solo debut took place at White Columns in 2018. This December he will open Boogey Men, a solo exhibition at the ICA, Miami. His current exhibition Huey is on view at Lisson Gallery, New York through August 13. Huey examines “the American experience via agency, appearance, athletics and religion” and interweaves “symbols of the institutions that play key roles in an American upbringing with equally ever-present fairy tales” to create “a new series of sculptures in wicker, vine, and ebony.”

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