Ideas Platform

Hayden Dunham
HA: no name no sides :TH

4 Apr – 28 Apr 2019

Above: Hayden Dunham, ‘HA: no name no sides :TH’, 2019, installation view, Ideas Platform, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Artspace
43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Sydney Australia

LA/New York based artist, Hayden Dunham, has created a new installation specifically for Artspace’s Ideas Platform. This immersive work is informed by Dunham’s background in environmental studies and interest in the conditioning systems of materials as they exchange energy from one state to another. Dunham is somewhat of an alchemist, continuously transmutating matter, rupturing and reconfiguring liquid elements to transform them into something new. She often works with everyday or organic materials that are double-sided in meaning or imbued with a kind of dark edge - materials that can be healing in one form but toxic in another. It is through our relationship with these materials that we understand the world around us. From silicone to oil, volcanic ash to rubber, Dunham’s installations are made up of disparate objects and chemical compounds that when combined produce new connections between ourselves and the things around us.

Hayden Dunham (b. 1988, Austin, TX) currently lives and works in Los Angeles and New York. 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; Redbull Arts, New York; Times Square Space, New York; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and the Barbican, London.