Stubborn Wolf: Skeletons and Landscapes

Not long after Hiyme’s arrival in February this year, he broke his foot and was left wheelchair bound and lonely, struggling in a city made of staircases. Luckily for this painter, his character is not dissimilar to his paintings, colourful and chaotic, fun and magnetic – somehow eight months later, with an ever slowly-healing injury, he has survived the worst of it and is showing his work for the first time in Europe.

Hiyme Brummett with painting "Lady in Waiting" (2009), acrylic on canvas, 4 x 3 feetHiyme Brummett with painting “Lady in Waiting” (2009), acrylic on canvas, 4 x 3 ft

Working in various mediums, including wood, canvas, poetry, paper and found objects, Hiyme constructs landscapes and secret languages. His paintings reference memories – of mountains and skies, bikers and wolves. Dreamt to-be memories and wished forgotten ones too – memories reconstructed using repetitive symbols and bold colours.

Halloween proves the perfect occasion for an exhibition of Hiyme’s works – simultaneously playful and sinister, celebration and mourning. Halloween is also an American tradition, slightly out of place in Berlin – Hiyme too, sometimes feels slightly out of place in this city.

Exhibition Information:

SUR LA MONTAGNE “Stubborn Wolf: Skeletons and Landscapes” – HIYME BRUMMETT
Exhibition: Oct. 30 – Oct. 31, 2011
Preview: Sunday, Oct. 30; 12-8pm
Reception/Halloween Party/Closing: Monday, Oct. 31, 2011; 12pm to late
Torstrasse 170 (Click here for map)

"Green Skull" (2009), acrylic on paper, 8 x 11 inches“Green Skull” (2009), acrylic on paper, 8 x 11 inches

"Pink Vaginas" (2009), acrylic on paper, 8 x 11 inches“Pink Vaginas” (2009), acrylic on paper, 8 x 11 inches


Additional Information

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Blog entry by Devon Atkins in Berlin; Friday, October 28, 2011.

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