Daniel Gerwin interviews artists James Hyde on the occasion of his exhibition WORD! The Stuart Davis Group at Jolie Laide Gallery in Philadelphia. The works incorporate fragments of Stuart Davis paintings digitally printed, collaged painted over with fragments of words. In the interview Hyde explains: "I didn’t want the language to have a lot of meaning… or a lot of specific meaning. I want the words to be functional… You can look at my painting on the Davis details as words, or as a thin slab of applied paint. They move between recognition and experience. When you are really experiencing things you aren’t reading, but when you are reading, you are getting meaning, not experience."
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