Frank Hyder: The Janis Project Opening Reception
Opening reception for Frank Hyder's The Janis Project,its name taken from the two-faced Roman god Janus, is a work of sculpture that consists of a number of inflatable heads. Each Janis figure is two-faced with two distinct “skin” colors. In Janis, the viewer observes that we come in different color skins but are all on equal footing. All the Janis figures are wearing face paint, a reference to a global human truth—humans paint their faces to appear “better” or to mask their true selves. Janis is street art appearing in a wide variety of locales, indoor and out, a form one did not expect but finds amusing. And like the circus of old, it travels.
Spanning decades, Frank Hyder’s work embraces multiple disciplines—painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, and more. Hyder has participated in more than 150 group shows and has had over 80 solo exhibitions throughout North, South, and Central America.