smART Talks: Nathan Hayden

The smART Talks program serves to increase awareness of local artists through a series of three annual lectures by Santa Barbara-based artists.

When: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 6 p.m.

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Event


Inspired by patterns occurring in nature and visions induced from his daily hour of dancing, Nathan Hayden’s drawings and multimedia installations reveal an arresting network of complex imagery. His ongoing or “traveling exhibition” is a growing collection of small ink drawings backed with written word combinations—illogical expressions or statements that have rhythm or elicit multiple meanings. These pocket-sized compositions are recorded and displayed on ripped pieces of thick paper and provide the bases for which all his work is created. Hayden’s larger scale works employ a range of media including ink, paint, spun wool, felt, and dancing.

Nathan Hayden received his MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He exhibits nationally, including shows at The Loom, Brooklyn, NY; the Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and The Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA. Hayden teaches art at Santa Barbara City College, CA.

The series, begun in 1996, was created in honor of Helen Rosenberg, mother of Susan Rose, and grandmother of Julie Weiner, and honors artists who live and work in the Santa Barbara area.

Phone: 805-966-5373

Event posted May 20, 2013
Last updated May 20, 2013


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