Nathan Hylden, “Done and”
Until June 20th, 2009
The second solo exhibition of new work by Nathan Hylden, whose paintings have a basic efficiency and raw materiality are on show at Richard Telles Fine Art until June 20.
For “Done and”, Hylden has created a new series of works on aluminum panels. The paintings are made up of alternating layers of gesso, acrylic paint and a screen-printed image of a blank canvas printed in four parts. The order of operations is changed in each work. In some cases, gesso, the traditional ground of painting, is the final layer of the painting. In addition to this, when spraying the white gesso, Hylden uses the works as tools for the production of other works in the series. Where the white drops off abruptly in one work it picks up on the edge of another, tying the works together in a way that each work stands on its own but also stands as an indexical link to the other works. Through the series notions of surface, image, and support are interwoven.
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Installation View, Nathan Hylden “Done And”
Richard Telles Fine Art, 2009
Hylden has also produced a series of works on paper that have been stacked together and cut with a pattern, then spread apart and spray-painted. The works are both implement for and result of their making. The effect of this is physically and perceptually a confluence of positive and negative form, both material and image. In light of this complex interplay of material and image the works in the exhibition exceed formal analysis.
Nathan Hylden lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied at the Art Center in Pasadena, California and as a guest student at the Stedelschule in Frankfurt/Main. His works have been shown in several international group exhibitions as well as solo exhibitions at Richard Telephone: es Fine Art, Los Angeles, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Art: Concept, Paris, and Johann Kšnig, Berlin.
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