BACA brings 3 triumphant steel sculptures to Tyler Park in Branford
By Pam Johnson / Zip06.com • 12/21/2021 4:01 PM EST
A little-known park space in central Branford is now vibrant with color and art, thanks to the recent installation of three triumphal sculptures by acclaimed Connecticut artist David Hayes, sponsored by Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance (BACA). The three steel sculptures now illuminate a city-owned green space known as Tyler Park, which sits on the corner of Cedar Street and Main Street, just past the Blackstone Library.
The sculptures, dubbed Triumph, Peacock and Oval Screen Sculpture, were installed with help from team members at Branford Public Works and will be on display in the park for a year, according to BACA.
In a press release issued on December 21, BACA announced the installation of the three works of art, noting: “… this is another effort by BACA to continue its mission of bringing art to the community. , and BACA considers this to be an extension of the gallery also on Main Street. “
BACA’s Main Street Gallery, a rotating collection of works of art on display and for sale by local artists, is located at 1004 Main Street.
As further stated in the press release, the pieces are by David Hayes, “… an artist known internationally for his expressive, daring and creative sculptures”.
BACA also noted that the installation is a collaboration with the David Hayes Foundation and is supported by a generous grant from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
Hayes, who died in 2013, was a Connecticut native, born in Hartford, who worked in Coventry, Connecticut and Paris, France for six decades, according to his biography. He received the Fulbright Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, received the Logan Prize for Sculpture, and received an award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters. His works have appeared in some 400 exhibitions and are part of more than 100 institutional collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Guggenheim Museum.
Founded in 2014, the nonprofit BACA’s mission is to support all the arts in Branford and the coastline by presenting arts-focused events and providing performing and visual artists the opportunity to showcase their work. to the public at various locations in Branford. Learn more at https://www.branfordarts.org/