In Vale, a thick outline of a circle rendered in white paint hovers in front of an image of rolling hills, an imprint of a negative image that disrupts the lush environment. While the circle’s shape slightly echoes the curvature of the hills, its presence is clearly artificial, and works as a sort of challenge to the landscape. In Crossing (Yellow) the landscape is duplicated and mirrored horizontally, then overlaid with crisscrossing bands of yellow and white. Here, the painted passages have a more agreeable relationship with the ground image, recalling lines of sight, and possibly suggesting the path the viewer’s eye should follow. The works in West set up quandaries of perception and meaning, grounded in this dialogue of landscape photography and paint.
James Hyde was born in Philadelphia, and moved to New York City at eighteen years of age to pursue a career as an artist. His work ranges from paintings on photographic prints to large-scale installations, photography, and abstract furniture design. He is represented by galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Copenhagen. Mr. Hyde’s work has been exhibited at the Maison de la Culture de Bourges and the Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Ivry, Galerie Fernand Leger/Credeac in France, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, and the Zwemmer Gallery in London. He has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, among others. Mr. Hyde’s pieces are included in the collections of the Nation of France, the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum of Art in New York, the Denver Art Museum, and the Museo Cantonale d’Arte in Lugano, Switzerland. He has lectured as a visiting professor at a number of institutions, including Yale University, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bard College, and Cooper Union. He lives and works in Brooklyn.
Please join us for the opening reception with the artist on Friday, April 20th, from 7pm to 9:30pm. A full-color, limited edition book will be published to accompany the exhibition. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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