Kathy Edwards Hayslett's previous experience as a curator can be seen in the carefully selected and arranged components of her narrative-driven work. Situated amongst surreal landscapes are objects that propose memories and narratives; she reexamines and applies her memories to imagined contexts of the land's history and the women who occupy it. Hayslett ponders her own life archive, while concurrently exploring late 19th-century Anglo-American female life, investigating the span, erasure, and layering of time. She finds relations between historic injustices for women and the land to current issues concerning women's rights and climate change. Hayslett aims to provide the viewer with a kind of recognition, sparks of recollection, and curious questions.
Kathy Edwards Hayslett lives in Coralville, Iowa; she received her graduate degree from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. In 1989, Hayslett was the director of The Print Center in Philadelphia and a curator at the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art from 1998 to 2018.
To see more of her work, please visit www.kathyedwardshayslett.com
Mr. Pinecone Head, 2021, acrylic, spray paint, paper media on mat board, 18" x 15".