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Painter James Hyde joins us from the Boiler in Williamsburg where he's been working on mammoth, billboard sized canvases for Weekend Journal #55. These four paintings are based on enlargements of tiny details from paintings by the Italian Rococo painter Alessandro Magnasco, a kind of homage to the under-known artist.

You can visit these paintings in real life at the Boiler on weekends through November 8th, 2020 during business hours.

James Hyde is a materialist abstract painter, whose work ranges from frescos to glass box paintings and most recently painting on photographic prints. Hyde has produced exhibitions at the Maison de la Culture de Bourges and the Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Ivry, in France and the San Diego Museum of Art. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, among others. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, the French National Art Collection (FNAC) and the Museo Cantonale d’Arte in Switzerland. Hyde has lectured as a visiting professor at a number of institutions, including Yale University, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Cooper Union. He is currently the Kennedy Family Lecturer at the University of Southern Florida at Tampa, and will present new paintings based on imagery of public sculpture at Freight + Volume this year. #elmfoundation. 

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