Rodney Graham and Hugh Hayden in 'Among The Trees' at Hayward Gallery
23 February 2020Works by Rodney Graham and Hugh Hayden are included in 'Among The Trees' at London's Hayward Gallery, which brings together artworks that explore our relationships with trees and forests. Drawing on the beauty and visually arresting character of trees – including their complex spatial and architectural forms – the works in this exhibition invite us to consider trees as symbols and living organisms that have helped to shape human civilisation, celebrating their enduring resonance as a source of inspiration.
Rodney Graham presents two works, Gary Oak, Galiano Island (2012) and Black Cottonwood Tree, Spanish Banks Tree (2012), from a photographic series in which various species of tree are photographed in greyscale and rotated to appear upside down. Hugh Hayden shows his 2013 sculpture Zelig, in which feathers from the Sharptail grouse are intricately embedded into wooden logs.
Among the Trees is on view from 4 March – 17 May. Find further information via the Hayward Gallery website.
Image: Hugh Hayden, Zelig (2013), Sharptail grouse feathers on logs, 26.7 x 38.1 x 47 cm