Anne Hughes
Phenomena
Anne Hughes
Phenomena

The Sacristy Gallery

December 9, 2022 to Jan 21, 2022

 
Anne Hughes sees each creative journey as an adventure in which she faces the unexpected. With every new work, she finds herself gravitating toward themes relating to nature, the cosmos, science and the vastness of what we know and what we do not know. Color, form and space evolve with abstracted, layered imagery, stimulating a variety of emotional and intellectual responses. Her work ponders the relationships of these elements and the effects they have on us, our perception and experience. By employing composition and space she implies there is more to consider, allowing the images to spill over the edges as a way of furthering this idea. She values exploration and searches for those moments when the parts unite into a wondrous whole; where the push and pull of positive and negative space interchange.

Hughes asks the questions: when will we project the future effects of our actions? What other levels of interconnections exist? And what are we leaving out? In Phenomena, ecosystems of all sorts abound. For every action there is a reaction- it might not be equal, but there is a consequence. With this exhibition, Hughes shares some of her wanderings through the mysteries of life and the magic of the creative experience.

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About Anne Hughes

Born in Montréal, Québec, Anne Hughes grew up exposed to a cultural variety of places and people. She developed a curiosity and fascination with the world which sustains her art practice. Hughes discovered a mix of materials around drawing, painting, constructing and more, as a means to explore, to self-challenge, to ponder, observe, revisit, and to “travel” through the process of her work. She holds a BFA cum laude from Concordia University, Montréal; MA in Art from Eastern Illinois University; and an MFA in Painting from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Anne Hughes is the recipient of the William B. Bruce Fine Arts European Travel Scholarship from the Canadian-Scandinavian Foundation and a Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation grant. Hughes has been awarded a number of Artist Residency Fellowships such as The Millay Colony for the Arts, NY; Ucross Foundation, WY; Ragdale Foundation, IL; Villa Montalvo, CA; and the Anderson Center, MN. Her work is included in the collections of the Scholl Foundation IL, Red Wing Hospital MN, Alfred Dallaire Montréal QC; and private collections in Canada, Switzerland and the United States. She has exhibited across the States and Canada. For over ten years, she has been represented in the Chicago area by ZIA Gallery and has shown at both Art Now and AQUA, in the Art Miami/Basel satellite exhibitions.

About Anne Hughes

Born in Montréal, Québec, Anne Hughes grew up exposed to a cultural variety of places and people. She developed a curiosity and fascination with the world which sustains her art practice. Hughes discovered a mix of materials around drawing, painting, constructing and more, as a means to explore, to self-challenge, to ponder, observe, revisit, and to “travel” through the process of her work. She holds a BFA cum laude from Concordia University, Montréal; MA in Art from Eastern Illinois University; and an MFA in Painting from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Anne Hughes is the recipient of the William B. Bruce Fine Arts European Travel Scholarship from the Canadian-Scandinavian Foundation and a Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation grant. Hughes has been awarded a number of Artist Residency Fellowships such as The Millay Colony for the Arts, NY; Ucross Foundation, WY; Ragdale Foundation, IL; Villa Montalvo, CA; and the Anderson Center, MN. Her work is included in the collections of the Scholl Foundation IL, Red Wing Hospital MN, Alfred Dallaire Montréal QC; and private collections in Canada, Switzerland and the United States. She has exhibited across the States and Canada. For over ten years, she has been represented in the Chicago area by ZIA Gallery and has shown at both Art Now and AQUA, in the Art Miami/Basel satellite exhibitions.