James Hyde: Away, 2011
Acrylic and urethane paint on paper on archival inkjet print on stretched linen, 43 x 65 inches
© James Hyde, courtesy of the artist and Horton Gallery, New York
Reservoir James Hyde
READING, PENNSYLVANIA • Freedman Gallery • Ongoing
|The exhibition focuses on sixteen works that use Pyramid Lake — a man-made reservoir located at the intersection of the Angeles and Los Padres National Forests, just off Interstate 5, in California — as the point of departure. Over the last several years, Brooklyn-based artist James Hyde has taken two trips to Los Angeles to photograph this area, analyzing it through a lens at various angles and from different vantage points, but always returning to the same location. Back in his Brooklyn studio, Hyde transfers and stretches these archival inkjet prints onto linen over which he applies acrylic paint. These works are about distance — time-based, separated in the Gallery space, the location between the east and west coasts, as well as the conversation between how far apart or close together the mediums of painting and photography really are.|
A full-color, comprehensive catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
James Hyde was born in Philadelphia in 1958, moved to New York City in 1977 and continues to live and work in Brooklyn. His work ranges from paintings on photographic prints to large-scale installations, photography and abstract furniture design.
Hyde is the recipient of numerous grants including a Pollock-Krasner Grant this year, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2008, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship in 2000 and a New York State CAPS Grant in 1982.
He has lectured as a visiting professor at Yale University, Brooklyn College, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bard College and Cooper Union. He is represented by Galerie Filles Du Calvaire in Paris, Shau Ort in Zürich, David Risley in Copenhagen, Bev Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, and by Horton Gallery in New York.
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