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Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

Sculptured Adornment: The Jewelry of David Hayes

Saturday, May 04, 2019 — Sunday, Jul 28, 2019

David Hayes (1931–2013) spent a 60-year career in creating abstract sculptural forms, brightly painted à la Matisse, and usually resonant of organic structure. A confirmed modernist, he often experimented with materials and processes. That interest in the art of fabrication extended to his ideas of personal adornment. It, too, could be abstract in shape, novel in technique and organic in spirit. This exhibition features approximately 40 of his brooches and pendants, most left without clasps, and thus even more rudimentary of form and expressive of Hayes’ vision.


William U. Eiland, director


The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art