|Since at least 1899, when Sigmund Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams, the pillow has been an important artistic tool. After a century of exploiting sleep's unmooring of rationality and consciousness and of mining the rich associative imagery of dreams, we can fairly wonder, "What is the dream of abstract painting?"
In this exhibition, James Hyde presents a group of works that are categorically pillows and cushions. In these works Hyde advances his painterly practices--surfaces are variously daubed, splashed and taped. From Minimalism to Impressionism, these pieces involve an array of painting tropes. Hyde also applies an offbeat sense of materiality--vinyl, steel, fabrics, fine linens and crumpled newspaper to fashion these objects, which range from intimate to out-size.
|Works in the show|
|MASSIVE PILLOW||STREAM||POOL||FLASHY PILLOW|