Brooklyn based artist James Hyde exhibits at David Risley Gallery

David Risley Gallery announces an exhibition of new works by Brooklyn based artist James Hyde. Foreground and background, photography and painting, site and non-site, figure and ground—these oppositions are the literal and conceptual structure of James Hyde’s paintings on photographic images. An influential but under-recognized figure in New York and Brooklyn’s art scene, for the last twenty years Hyde has made work that advances the sometimes-exhausted inheritance of American postwar abstraction. He takes as seriously the formalist nihilism of Clement Greenberg’s negations as the eccentric idiosyncrasies of its practitioners. He uses the flat field of painting as a topological arena that ties together the physical substance of painting and the ground on which it is laid, extracting spatial dimensions and new meanings from this relationship. Hyde has investigated

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