'Metaxis Uber Pool'
March 10 – April 14, 2018
Eve Ackroyd | Melissa Brown | Lindsay Burke | Anthony Cudahy
Elizabeth Ferry | Haley Josephs| Hein Koh | Jaime Loera
Adam Novak| Hiba Schahbaz | Lauren Seiden
Michael Stamm | Kyle Staver | Sarah Thibault
H I L D E is pleased to announce the opening of their first project in Houston, TX in collaboration with Tienda X on March 10, 2018. The exhibition 'Metaxis Uber Pool*' will display the work of 16 contemporary artists working in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston. The artists include Eve Ackroyd, Melissa Brown, Lindsay Burke, Anthony Cudahy, Elizabeth Ferry, Haley Josephs, Hein Koh, Jamie Loera, Adam Novak, Hiba Schahbaz, Lauren Seiden, Michael Stamm, Kyle Staver, and Sarah Thibault.
Imagine laying on the beach in Malibu scrolling through pictures of your childhood crush on Google images. All of the sudden a seagull lands next to you. Startled by nature’s intrusion you realize it would be really great to snap a selfie with the bird. Leaning in for the shot, he looks at you like you are absurd and flies away. The picture is a total waste! You’ve got a double chin and he’s just blur. So much for getting your best side. Slightly irritated that you’ll never be able to post the picture online, you get back to scrolling. You wonder what your sophomore crush is doing at this very moment. It occurs to you, the picture would have been the perfect opener to reconnect. “Hey so and so, remember the time we all went on that field trip in Mr. Steven’s class? I’m on Malibu beach and this seagull reminded me of…” and you stop. You’ve got no way to tie it to them without sounding creepy; you don’t even have a good picture. Remembering you’re actually at the beach, you put your phone down. There’s nothing to do but draw a picture of a seagull in the sand.
Metaxis Uber Pool explores the re-emergence of figurative art as it has come through Modernism, emerged beyond post-Modernism, and now operates in the realm of Metamodernism. As art’s relationship to time and physical space continue to oscillate between technology and IRL, figuration and portraiture are dominating the moment’s aesthetic. Technology is woven throughout the works creating a scientific-poetic synthesis. Metamodernism’s impact on the body is evident in the way these artists embrace feelings, mythology, naivety, sincerity, and the time famine.
Tienda X is located at 1420 W. Alabama Street, Houston, TX. Metaxis Uber Pool will be on view through April 14, 2018. For further information go to www.hilde.co. All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.