Hayden Dunham | Forty Five Ten

by BJ Panda Bear

Hayden Dunham, v:  the return,  2019, video still. Courtesy of the artist and Forty Five Ten.

Hayden Dunham, v: the return, 2019, video still. Courtesy of the artist and Forty Five Ten.

On view now in New York is a 2-story video column with a new artwork commissioned by the enigmatic artist Hayden Dunham. The mesmerizing work follows a dove’s ascent into a goopy, chaotic darkness before it transforms into a single explosion of Gatsby green light.

The work made its debut earlier this month as part of Curyatid, an ongoing video art series commissioned for a two-story column at Forty Five Ten’s New York flagship at Hudson Yards. It will remain on view until midnight, April 30. Curyatid features original artworks by women and gender non-conforming artists each month. The series’ title is a portmanteau of “curated” and “caryatid,” a type of stone carving in the form of a draped female figure that functions as a column in classical architecture. Forthcoming Curyatid artists include Jamilah Sabur, Andrea Bergart, Emily Sasmor, and Amy Globus.

Hayden Dunham. Photo by Christian DeFonte.

Hayden Dunham. Photo by Christian DeFonte.

Dunham brings a background in environmental studies and a lifelong interest of our geological surroundings to her sculpture practice that investigates the relationship between the architecture of the human body and the chemical matter with which it interacts. She has participated in exhibitions and performances at MoMA PS1, Queens; New Museum, New York; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Artist Curated Project, Los Angeles; SIGNAL Gallery, Brooklyn; Company Gallery, New York; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Red Bull Arts, New York; Times Square Space, New York; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and the Barbican, London.

Burns Blue, opens at Company on May 1.

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