Tim Hyde’s The Island: Prologue in the Project Space at Meulensteen

NEW YORK, NY.- Meulensteen announces the opening of Tim Hyde’s The Island: Prologue in the Project Space. The installation presents photographs, drawings and text as an overture to a body of work that the artist is developing for his forthcoming major exhibition at Meulensteen in 2013. The series begins with a story about a small island in the Pacific Ocean. The island was the site of a shipwreck in the 1950s that set off a series of geopolitical disputes. These conflicts, combined with the cultural shifts of the early twentieth century, resulted in human evacuation and subsequent replacement by large colonies of sea mammals. The animals have since moved into a house abandoned by the island’s former human inhabitants and established their own strict social order within the ruins. Sea lions, who have articulated limbs, maneuver up and down stairs and have therefore