Tansey Contemporary Denver is pleased to present “The Sound of Clapping with One Hand”, a solo exhibition of new works by Frank Buffalo Hyde at 1743 Wazee Street, March 9 through April 13th.
Exhibited internationally, Hyde paints often satirical juxtapositions of images from contemporary popular culture with themes from his own experience as a contemporary Native American artist. Born in Santa Fe, NM, and raised on his mother’s Onandaga reservation, Hyde seeks to dismantle cultural stereotypes and document the times we all live in, referring often to “the collective unconsciousness of the 21st century”.
The exhibition will include new paintings that the artist refers to as the “Meta” series. Hyde explains, “As a younger artist, I was always preoccupied with coming up with something brand new each time I sat at the canvas. Possibly this was the search for my "style". After some twenty years painting, my work has become aware of itself and has begun to reference itself in both subject matter and execution. The Meta Paintings allow me to visit each incarnation of my work through the years. Now it's more important than ever to get out of my own way. This show is a celebration of that.”
Hyde believes fundamentally in the importance of paintings as documentation; providing information and reference to the issues, themes and experience of the times in which the artist lives. His work opens up opportunities for dialogue about identity, popular culture and the line between appropriation and inspiration or influence.
Please join us to celebrate the opening of the show with the artist on Friday, March 9th from 5-8pm at 1743 Wazee Street in LoDo.
Note: Hyde’s current solo exhibition at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, NM, will run through April 1, 2018 and his work is included in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC as well as other public collections. Visit www.tanseycontemporary.com to view available works and Hyde’s resume.