In the Hudson (Show)Room
Hand Not Hand
San Antonio, TX
Exhibition: June 28 - September 1, 1996
Hand Not Hand will feature approximately 14 works installed in The Hudson
(Show)Room and peripheral spaces. Works will include two large scale, multi-paneled
drawings of an atomic device and a ?9 Cadillac, as well as several Plexiglas and birch
plywood objects. Some of the work could be described as "semi-site."
The title of the exhibition refers to the issue of hand, or the absence of it, in
contemporary art. The artist recognizes that hand has been asked to leave, but has invited
it back. In this way "hand" is a stand in for the artist--there, but not there; at the center of
things, but completely marginal at the same time.
A native Texan, Hills Snyder lives in Helotes and works in San Antonio. He studied
at the University of Kansas in Lawrence and Texas Tech University, and received his
M.F.A. from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Exhibiting his work since 1974,
Snyder has had solo shows at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming, the
Patrick Gallery in Austin, Texas, the Custer County Art Center in Miles City, Montana,
the Tyler Museum of Art and other venues. Group shows have included those at the
Yellowstone Art Center in Billings, Montana, the Alternative Museum in New York,
Space in Los Angeles and the Dallas Museum of Art. He is the recipient of a 1995 Mid-
America/NEA Fellowship in Sculpture and Individual Fellowships from Art Matters in
1990 and 1996.
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