5 - 29 July 2017 OPENING: 7 July 6-8pm
Tyler Hildebrand's sectioned, rough, and brightly colored mixed media pieces incorporate adaptations of celebrities, cartoon collages, and sketches of daily rituals that weave together a story that is crude and seemingly ridiculous -- not unlike the average American's.
Working from found objects, old rugs, metallic paper, faded photographs and magazine clippings, Hildebrand creates colossal paintings that intimate paper collages that are inspired by Tim Allen, Oprah Winfrey, Waylon Jennings, Roseanne Barr and many others.
He manipulates his surfaces by layering found materials and painting large color fields with unexpected color palettes.
Hildebrand does not shy away from the harsh realities of contemporary American culture. Through a variety of mixed media works, he strives to represent the grotesque elements of society. In this body of work he focuses on the lack of recognition individuals possess that is not remedied until it is almost too late.
Born in Cincinnati, Hildebrand received his BFA at Ringling College of Art and Design and his MFA at Memphis College of Art. He is now living and teaching in Norwood, Ohio.
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