PRACTICE AND PROCESS: GLENDALYS MEDINA AND HUGH HAYDEN
GLENDALYS MEDINA AND HUGH HAYDEN
I’m really interested in language. I’m interested in linguistics. I’m interested in how knowledge is conveyed through word and image, and how societies are built and how individuals and belief systems are built.
I originally grappled with calling the piece Diaspora but I was kind of interested in representing this notion … if these are representations of Black people, that there are many hues and shapes and sizes and colors, and that you know they have this one thing at their core but they can take on different manifestations. There’s no one size fits all representation of any American, or Black American.
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UPTOWN TRIENNIAL 2020 EDITION
Glendalys Medina is an Afro-Caribbean Nuyorican conceptual interdisciplinary visual artist who was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx. Medina investigates how patterns like habits, perspective, and value structures download into our psyche.
Hugh Hayden’s practice considers the anthropomorphization of the natural world as a visceral lens for exploring the human condition. Hayden transforms familiar objects through a process of selection, carving and juxtaposition to challenge our perceptions of ourselves, others and the environment.