So There’s That

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Richard Telles Fine Art
So There’s That

7380 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
October 22nd, 2011 - December 3rd, 2011
Opening: October 22nd, 2011 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tues-Sat 11am-5pm, and by appointment


Richard Telles Fine Art is pleased to present So There’s That, a solo exhibition by Nathan Hylden.
So there’s that. Or then this.
In the main gallery Hylden has installed two paintings. Both paintings utilize images detailing the painted texture of the wall in Hylden’s studio.  The difference from one image to the next is pronounced by the absence or presence of a single screw.  The works trace the passage of time in the studio as minimal difference to an absurd degree on a large scale.  A screw is there, a screw is not.  Paint is represented, paint is there. Paint is the containing surface of working space. Working work, doing works.  Staring at the wall, waiting.
For the second space Hylden has made a series of paintings on aluminum, again utilizing the studio wall as a subject.  The works are painted with pearlescent paint and then stacked and spray-painted as a group before taken apart and printed over with an image. The result is an ambiguous pictorial space where the impassable surface of the wall is represented oscillating in transparency as if to have a fluid presence.  The seven images record the movement of light creating a sequence where the shadow of a ladder makes its way across the paintings. Each painting becomes a single frame within the sequence. 
The temporal experience of the studio is represented by difference to a subtle and humorous degree. A screw is there, a screw is not.  The indexical shadow of a ladder slides across the “frame” through a series of work. Furthering an aspect of Hylden’s work where the stability of the discrete work is dispersed into the series.  One is there, as not that one, but a part of the other and also it’s own. Works reflect the studio, the works leave the studio. The works are somewhere else, the works are here now.
This is Nathan Hylden’s third solo exhibition with the Richard Telles Fine Art. He has exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at Johann Koenig, Berlin, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, and Art:Concept, Paris, all in 2010.  Hylden has recently been included in group exhibitions at the Rosenblum Collection, Paris and the De La Cruz Collection, Miami. In 2010, Hylden  was included  in group exhibitions at Paul Kasmin, New York, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, and Sutton Lane, London. Nathan Hylden lives and works in Los Angeles. Nathan Hylden lives and works in Los Angeles. Nathan Hylden lives and works in Los Angeles.