Exhibitions: The Lost Bryce Hudson(s)
April 11th 2020, 5pm – Trichoic and Modernist Icon Gallery will host an exhibition of works from Bryce Hudson created before the year 2013. Bryce Hudson is an internationally recognized, published and exhibited artist working across media. His works range from architecture-based paintings with lazer focused geometry to photo-based works with their roots in the Black experience with his Beauties and his interpretations of the modern female experience with his Holding Pattern series.
In 2012, a collection of approximately 21 of his finest works was taken for exhibit throughout the United States – only to end up in storage for the next 8 years. In that time, Hudson moved from Louisville, Kentucky to St. Petersburg, Florida. March 21st 2020 at 6pm we invite you to view this collection of works – many of which, have not been on view to the public.
The Galleries are located at 3847 & 3849 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Contemporary Art Prints juxtaposing pattern with clean minimalist compositions.
Contemporary Art Prints based on Gender and identity politics and femininity.
Geometric Abstraction & Beyond
Hudson works across media. Contemporary abstract geometric paintings — wherein he explores identity and race through use of color and composition; in recent work he uses architectural photographs and strips them of all context to create dizzying compositions.
His digitally manipulated imagery from muscle magazines and beauties in advertising explores society’s issues of beauty. To create the Kentucky Gentleman Series he hired an entire theater staff to transform him into serious or comical versions of every race he’s ever been mistaken for — then he photographed himself.
He also experiments with pattern and color in ways that present similar issues in either a reductive or visually redundant fashion. Autumn 2016, Hudson begins work on a series of sculptures expanding his primary love of painting to a 3-dimensional field.
Visual Contemporary Art of Bryce Hudson
Contemporary artist Bryce Hudson is a widely exhibited and published creative force living in the United States (studios in St. Petersburg, FL and Louisville, KY). The bulk of his work deals with social issues surrounding ideas of race, beauty, gender identity politics and stereotypes in contemporary society. The weapons in his arsenal; bold color, pattern, composition, symbolism and digital manipulation of preexisting imagery. Hudson’s esthetic is inspired by historical art movements; modernism, post-modernism, minimalism, pop, neo plasticism — yet the work itself is inspired by life in contemporary society.
“Experimentation and evolution are essential to the development of all contemporary artists… If I had to reduce my purpose as an artist down to its essence I’d easily conclude that my worth is based on the ability to grow and change with my surroundings, to inspire transformation and spark dialogue and thought in others, to always be mindful of what surrounds me (abstract or concrete) and to always formulate, reinterpret and reissue information into my own unique voice.“
Compositions – Works by Bryce Hudson 2010 – 2014
A survey of contemporary artist Bryce Hudson’s newest works. Catalog includes works from his series of architecture-based abstract geometric paintings, sculptures and photo and mixed-media prints in the Equilibrium (Deco) and Equinox series. Includes every work completed from 2010-2016 with details on each piece, texts and selected collections.
70 Pages – 55 Color Plates
Bryce Hudson | Explorations in the Shadow of Pop Culture
Published in 2009, this book includes the Equilibrium, Holding Pattern and the Kentucky Gentleman Series along side text on the development of these earlier works.
Hardcover: 56 pages
Publisher: Holland Brown Books (2009)