Moore Professor Frank Hyder in Two Solo Exhibitions This Fall

For Immediate Release
August 12, 2008

(Philadelphia, PA) This fall, Frank Hyder, professor Basics and Fine Arts: 2D at Moore College of Art &Design, will have two solo exhibitions. Hyder's work will be on view in New Rhythm at the Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, September 2 - 27th, 2008, with an artist reception on Thursday September 4th, 6 - 8 pm. This exhibition of Hyder'spescarian paintings continues to explore his visual meditation in movement.  Inspired by his time in the jungles of Venezuela, this is the first showing of Hyder's technique of painting on transparent Mylar. Rhythm is a theme that Hyder has been honing for the past few years, and this exhibition showcases his use of color and mixed media technique while exploring new materials.

During the months of September and October 2008, Hyder also will be exhibiting New World, a site-specific, multi-media installation at The National Museum of Catholic Art and History, NY, New York. With the nation's only museum dedicated to the history of the Catholic church in America as a backdrop, Hyder stages a metaphoric journey in a dream-like setting with a rhythmic blue sea on one side and a paradise lost on the other. In this installation, Hyder takes us back to the moment when a few, motivated for many reasons, crushed a culture thousands of years old with intentions of leading them into the light of the old world. It is a multimedia installation that has relevance today, especially during a time of our own ideological wars.

September 2008 also will see the release of Poet of a Threatened Eden, a publication of Hyder's work spanning more than 30 years. This photo-intensive book explores his interest in the figure in the natural world and his development as a painter, print maker, mixed media and installation artist. With essays by Edward Lucie Smith, Sofia Imber, Kenneth Baker and others, this is the first comprehensive overview of Hyder's work.


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Aug 12, 2008
This fall, Frank Hyder, professor Basics and Fine Arts at Moore, will have two solo exhibitions: New Rhythm at the Walter Wickiser Gallery, NYC, September 2 - 27th, and New World, at The National Museum of Catholic Art and History, NYC, September - October 2008.

Published on August 12th, 2008