5 sewn panels, each 15’ Height x 12’ Width
Photographed at the Sall Farm in South Dakota in 2018.
Commissioned for ‘Shelter’, a two person exhibition with Patrick Dougherty at 108 Contemporary in Tulsa, OK.
Shelter brings together two nationally recognized artists, sculptor Patrick Dougherty and fiber artist Rachel Hayes in a thought-provoking exploration of space, architecture, and structures. Hayes’ vibrant, delicate fabric installations form a dialogue with the images of Dougherty’s stickworks, or site-specific sculptures created from weaving together sticks. With vastly different techniques and approaches, both artists highlight the concept of space and structure, ultimately making us wonder how we create the spaces we inhabit.
To explore the concept of Shelter further, 108|Contemporary, in partnership with the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, will hold a variety of programs, including discussions on topics like the Tiny Home culture and emergency housing in the wake of recent natural disasters.
This exhibition was made possible by the generous support of The Mervin Bovaird Foundation.