Hand Not Hand

Hills Snyder: Hand Not Hand
The Hudson (show) Room, Artpace
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 59
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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Hand Not Hand  

Exit, 1996
Acrylic sheet on birch support
17 X 16 X 1 5/8 inches

Imploder, 1996
Pencil on paper (9 drawings)
60 X 99 inches

Moment, 1994
Pencil on paper
24 X 32 inches

Toll, 1996
Acrylic sheet on birch support
20 X 24 X 1 5/8 inches

Bugs or Elmer, 1993
Pencil on paper
32 X 24 inches

Crown, 1993
Pencil on paper
32 X 24 inches

Yes and No, 1996
Acrylic sheet on birch support, split by glass wall
36 X 40 X 1 5/8 inches

Guilt, 1996
Acrylic sheet on birch support
29 X 18 X 4 inches

How Big Is Your Love?, 1996
Pencil on paper (18 drawings)
75 X 266 inches

Lamp, 1996
Acrylic sheet on birch support, installed in pre-exiting hole in floor
3 3/4 X 3 3/4 X 1 5/8 inches

Flirt, 1996
Acrylic sheet on birch support
24 X 31 X 3 1/4 inches

Scope, 1996
Acrylic sheet on birch support
23 X 12 X 4 1/4 inches

Hand, 1996
Acrylic sheet on birch support
8 !/2 X 15 X 1 5/8 inches

Pyg, 1996
Acrylic sheet on birch support, hole through piece reveals wall insulation
83 X 46 X X 4 1/2 inches

Slip, 1996
Acrylic sheet on birch support
45 X 21 X 1/8 inches

Pitch, 1996
Acrylic sheet on birch support
15 X 3 X 1 5/8 inches

Curb, 1996
Acrylic sheet on birch support
6 X 40 X 20 inches















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