Michael Henry

Hayden Molting Exercises

January 7 – February 4, 2012

Michael Henry Hayden
Michael Henry Hayden
Michael Henry Hayden
Michael Henry Hayden
Michael Henry Hayden
Michael Henry Hayden
Michael Henry Hayden
Michael Henry Hayden
Michael Henry Hayden
Michael Henry Hayden
Michael Henry Hayden

Molting Exercises, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, January 2012.

Molting Exercises #2, 2011. School desk, wire, paper and polymer, 39 x 45 x 36 inches

Learning to accept the structure of things as the structure of things, 2012. Acrylic on wood, clock, light switch, door handle, hinges and dry erase markers, 96 x 120 x 15 inches (detail)

Learning to accept the structure of things as the structure of things, 2012. Acrylic on wood, clock, light switch, door handle, hinges and dry erase markers, 96 x 120 x 15 inches (detail)

Learning to accept the structure of things as the structure of things, 2012. Acrylic on wood, clock, light switch, door handle, hinges and dry erase markers, 96 x 120 x 15 inches (detail)

Learning to accept the structure of things as the structure of things, 2012. Acrylic on wood, clock, light switch, door handle, hinges and dry erase markers, 96 x 120 x 15 inches (detail)

Learning to accept the structure of things as the structure of things, 2012. Acrylic on wood, clock, light switch, door handle, hinges and dry erase markers, 96 x 120 x 15 inches (detail)

Learning to accept the structure of things as the structure of things, 2012. Acrylic on wood, clock, light switch, door handle, hinges and dry erase markers, 96 x 120 x 15 inches (detail)

Molting Exercises #1, 2011. School desk, wire, paper and polymer, 59 x 27 x 36 inches

Molting Exercises #1, 2011. School desk, wire, paper and polymer, 59 x 27 x 36 inches

Molting Exercises #1, 2011. School desk, wire, paper and polymer, 59 x 27 x 36 inches (detail)

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Steve Turner Contemporary is pleased to present Molting Exercises , a sculptural installation by Michael Henry Hayden comprised of school desks which are growing out from their original industrial design. In displaying them against the painted backdrop of an empty classroom, Hayden explores ideas of metamorphosis and transformation in an inorganic environment.

Born in Siloam Springs, Arkansas in 1981, Hayden received an MFA from USC (2009) and a BFA from Cooper Union (2004). He has been included in group exhibitions at LAXART, Los Angeles (2011); Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles, (2010); Carl Berg Projects, Los Angeles (2010); Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York (2008); Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York (2006) and Guild and Greyshkul, New York (2005).