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An abstract sculpture made of black steel panels.

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Screen Sculpture, No. 20

Artist: David Hayes (1931 - 2013) Primary
Date: 1986
20th Century
Object Type: Statue
Creation Place: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Painted, welded steel
Credit Line: On loan from David Hayes, Jr.
Accession Number: L2015.10.01
On View: Outside of Quick Center for the Arts

This abstract sculpture is part of sculptor David Hayes’ "Screen Series," which he began in the 1970s. As the artist writes, “The interplay between solid and void attracts me, and the vocabulary of forms that comprise the sculptures is enriched daily by discoveries that I find in nature.” Installed outside of the Quick Center of the Arts, this sculpture is in conversation with its natural setting on Fairfield University’s campus, and highlights the biomorphic and geometric forms that comprise his signature style. Hayes drew his inspiration from nature and translated it into an industrial-strength sculpture.

For more information about this piece, as well as the other sculpture that you can find around the Fairfield University campus, see ourOutdoor Sculpture Audio Guide on Cuseum here.


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Sculpture in the round, usually but not always depicting humans, animals, mythical beings, or small figure groups. Statues are relatively large in scale, being life-size, larger than life-size, or only slightly smaller than life-size. For small-scale representations of humans, animals, or mythical beings, use "figurines," "statuettes," or another appropriate term. For depictions of humans, animals, or mythical beings in media other than sculpture, use "figures (representations)."
Genre of visual arts in which figurative subjects or other forms are simplified or changed in their representation so that they do not portray a recognizable person, object, thing, etc.; may reference an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object. For the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances, prefer "abstraction." For 20th-century art styles that were a reaction against the traditional European conception of art as the imitation of nature, use "Abstract (fine arts style)."

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