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March 15, 2013

Reservoir James Hyde

Freedman Gallery at Albright College
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.

The Freedman Gallery at Albright College is pleased to present Reservoir James Hyde, a solo exhibition of recent work by Brooklyn-based artist James Hyde. The exhibition will be on view in both the Main Gallery and Project Space from March 21 to April 14, 2013 and is curated by Erin Riley-Lopez, Curator of the Freedman Gallery.

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, 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 will accompany the exhibition.

About the Artist
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.

Notable solo shows over the last decade include Inhere at Shau Ort in Zürich in 2011; The Stuart Davis Group at the Boiler at Pierogi’s Boiler Room in Brooklyn, New York; Live Principles of Ventilation and Adhesion at Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France in 2010; Reformation at Satellite FDC, Brussels in 2009; Survey at Maison de la Culture in Bourges, France in 2008; Painting Then For Now in collaboration with Svetlana Alpers and Barney Kulok at David Krut Projects in New York in 2007; James Hyde, Luminous Platforms and Relaxed Seating at the San Diego Museum of Art, California, in 2006; In The Future We Will Know More at Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, and shows at Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, and Elisabeth Kaufman, Zürich in 2005; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina, and Galerie Filles Du Calvaire, Paris in 2004; Contemporary Art Center Cac Parc Saint-Leger, Pougues les Eaux, France in 2003; Galerie Fernand Leger/Credac, Ivry- sur-Seine, France, The Box Associati, Torino, Italy, Rosenwald-Wolfe Gallery and Basekamp, in Philadelphia in 2002.

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.

Publications on his work include James Hyde October 7-28, 1989 by David Carrier, 1989; James Hyde 1991/94 by Joe Masheck, David Kaufmann & Thomas Zummer, 1994; James Hyde by Christine Buci-Glucksman & Vik Muniz 1999; …James Hyde by Alexi Worth, Michael Lüthy and Catherine Perret, 2004; and Painting Then For Now; Fragments of Tiepolo at the Ca’ Dolfin, by Svetlana Alpers, James Hyde and Barney Kulok, 2007.

To learn more about the exhibition please visit www.albright.edu/freedman
The Freedman Gallery is located in the Center for the Arts at Albright College on 13th and Bern Streets, Reading. For more information or disabled assistance, please call 610 921 7715. Reservoir James Hyde and the Freedman Gallery are generously supported by The Silverweed Foundation and The Doris C. & Alan J. Freedman Family Fund.

Albright is a nationally ranked, private college with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with an interdisciplinary focus. The College’s hallmarks are connecting fields of learning, collaborative teaching and learning, and a flexible curriculum that allows students to create an individualized education. Albright College enrolls more than 1,650 undergraduates in traditional programs, 800 adult students in accelerated degree programs and 100 students in the master’s program in education.

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