Archived Exhibition

Common Objects

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Fri, Jan 11, 2013 → Sat, Feb 16, 2013

Ted Gahl, Lane Hagood and Nathan Hayden

Houston Press, Gulf Coast, A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts and Glasstire

Common Objects features the work of Ted Gahl, Lane Hagood and Nathan Hayden. By mining everyday subject matter, all three artists address the idiosyncrasies of daily experience. Ted Gahl’s small scale dynamic paintings blur the notion of subject matter as priority to create space for earnest gesture and physicality to come into focus. Playing with Western perceptions of perfection and symmetry, Lane Hagood celebrates beauty found in the crude, the odd, and the obscure. Nathan Hayden is an historian of everyday experiences whose work is derived from his obsessive visual and written documentation of illogical expressions and daily visions. Gahl lives and works in Connecticut, Hagood in Houston and Hayden in Southern California. Common Objects is organized by Shane Tolbert.

Ted Gahl; Content, 2012; oil on canvas; 14 x 11 in.
Lane Hagood; Coffee Cup on Wall, 2012; acrylic on canvas; 14 x 11 in.
Nathan Hayden; there's something in my jam and it says flavors, 2010; ink and pigment on felt
Ted Gahl
Nathan Hayden; the small blunder tree memorial garden, 2012; ink and pigment on industrial felt; 35 x 30.5 in.
Nathan Hayden; unkinkofremarkable, 2009 - 2013; ink on paper (installation)
Nathan Hayden; unkinkofremarkable, 2009 - 2013; ink on paper (detail)
Lane Hagood
Lane Hagood