|Zephyr Gallery artist board member Ken Hayden will have five artworks in the upcoming juried exhibit PRHBTN at the Lexington Art League, in Lexington, KY.
Hayden is a Louisville based artist whose work has been exhibited nationally, and is held in multiple private and public collections. For PRHBTN, Hayden created works that speak directly to the exhibitions intention to showcase art that uses contemporary issues as their backbone. His use of skulls are meant to reflect traditional Day of the Dead iconography, while his lotus guns speak to the antiwar movements of the 1960’s and 1970s. Together, the compositions are colorful memorials commenting on current issues of gun violence and social class.
PRHBTN is a celebration of art forms that have been criminalized, marginalized, and under-appreciated in the mainstream, featuring public murals alongside an exhibition of street art works in a space that compliments the raw, powerful nature of the message and the artistry of each piece. The PRHBTN exhibition intends to showcase works by local artists that utilize styles, processes, and content explored within public art, street art, graffiti, pop-art, new media, graphic arts, etc.
PRHBTN runs October 20-November 19, 2017.
For more information: http://www.prhbtn.com