• Evoking West-African Masks, Faces Emerge from Cast-Iron Skillets by Artist Hugh Hayden

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    “Jazz 10” (2020), cast iron, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 3 1/8 inches. All images © Hugh Hayden, courtesy of Lisson Gallery
    New York-based artist Hugh Hayden visualizes the ways African traditions are embedded into multiple facets of American culture through a series of cast-iron skillets. Part of a larger exhibition titled American Food , the 26 pans are molded to reveal facial impressions that evoke West African-style masks, blending the cooking tool and cultural object.
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