Richard Haden

A suspension of disbelief is at the center of Richard Haden’s artistic practice. Combining ihs expert talents in carving and trompe l’oeil, he carves and paints wood into facsimiles of mass-produced objects. Haden collects found objects (selected for their unique imperfections) as inspiration; cans, car parts, suitcases, cardboard boxes and buckets are shown as dented, rusted, oxidized, and misshapen relics. Channeling the Duchampian readymade, Haden defiles mass-production with old world craftsmanship and precision; each object is elevated to greatness through meticulous reproduction .

Richard Haden was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, in 1958 and attended the University of Kentucky at Lexington, from 1977 to 1980. Haden has had solo shows at the Anhalt Gallery in Los Angeles, the Dorscht Gallery in Miami, Allan Stone Gallery in New York, and the University of Maine Museum of Art, in Bangor. Haden’s works are in several noted public collections including the Di Rosa Preserve, in Napa, California and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami. Haden continues to create work from both Miami and San Francisco.

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