Artist Talk

 Artist Talk by Donté K. Hayes 

Thursday, September 15th at 6 pm

Kittredge Theater at Warren Wilson College

You are invited to hear Ceramic Artist Donté K. Hayes speaking on his work and art practice at Warren Wilson College on September 15th at 6 pm. Presented by the Elizabeth Holden Gallery in connection with the current exhibition Reside: Reflections from Township10. There will be an exhibition viewing and reception before the talk from 5-6pm.

The sculptural ceramic work of Donté K. Hayes is informed by researching traditional African heirlooms and initiation rites that speak to the greater African diaspora. Hayes uses this research along with his interest in hip-hop culture, history, and science fiction to explore themes in Afrofuturism, a projected vision of an imagined future which critiques the historical and cultural events of the African Diaspora and the distinct black experience of the Middle Passage. Hayes combines ceramics with printmaking, installation, and performance to elevate his ceramic sculptures as a historical and creative base materials to inform memories of the past.

(Photo credit Colin Conces)