james hyde,
big beanbag, 2005

Acrylic on linen, inflatable packing stuffing, 72 x 72 x 72 inches

"James Hyde’s “Big Beanbag” sets the intellect on a crash course with reality.
The swollen blob of a sculpture, with a diameter of roughly 6 feet, resembles an oversize beanbag chair or a beach ball gone wrong. Made of linen and inflatable packaging material, Hyde’s lumpen abstraction is also a 3-D painting, its surface covered with untidy swipes of acrylic in an organic palette of overripe vegetables and creamy pastels. Hyde makes the misbegotten mélange look unlovely yet sumptuous, a deflated ideal with its own funky spirit."

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