Please join us at MADE at the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show
March 19 – 22, 2015 / PIERS 92 & 94, 55th Street at 12th Avenue, NYC 10019
With Jefferson Hayman and Breon Dunigan
JEFFERSON HAYMAN is a photographer who lives and works in Tappan, NY, a small historic town just north of New York City. Hayman’s individual visual sensibility is well known. He exhibits widely throughout the United States and Europe working in the themes of nostalgia, common symbols and memory. The photographs themselves are handcrafted silver gelatin & platinum prints that seem historically timeless, captured with a delicacy of tonality that harks back to the highest traditions of graphic art. The works are then paired with antique or artist made frames which place each piece into the realm of unique statements.
Jefferson Hayman’s handcrafted silver gelatin, pigment and platinum prints are deeply connected to the history of photography, and a belief in beauty as a necessary function of architectural space. In a foreword to his recent publication “Somewhere Like This, Photographs by Jefferson Hayman“, Wendell Brock writes: “In just over a decade, Hayman has become one of the great New York City photographers. His passion for his craft is real and infectious.”
His work can be found in many private and public collections, most notably The Museum of Modern Art , The New York Public Library, President Bill Clinton , Robert DeNiro, The Boston Athenaeum and Ralph Lauren.
BREON DUNIGAN exhibits her sculpture and prints widely throughout New England and New York and her work can be found is several public and private collections. Her studio is in Truro, on Cape Cod and she has deep connections to the Art Colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts. We are pleased to exhibit her wall sculptures of horned “Trophy Heads”, a suite of individual wall sculptures made from repurposed furniture and textiles. These sculptures are a marvel of ingenious fabrication, and a witty commentary on the psychology of what it means to gather game trophies and to collect objects. The work also describes the tension she enjoys between our preconceptions about beauty in fine art, functionality in the decorative arts, and ways that objects like trophies contain both sets of these ideas as they relate to our hidden and shared desires, memories and other concerns about collecting including a flirtation with humor and fetish.