Sarofim School of Fine Arts

Off the Plate / Under the Sheets

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    "Memento Mori" by Holly Hughes, 16"x12", gouache on paper on panel, 2008

Paintings, prints and plates by Holly Hughes
On exhibit September 10 to October 8
Fine Arts Gallery

Holly Hughes’ playful, intensely colored paintings, monotypes and ceramic plates combine imagery and abstract design exuberantly.  Hughes helped to jump start the 1980’s East Village gallery boom in New York with her first solo show at Piezo Electric. Since then, her works have been shown in over one hundred exhibitions, most recently in solo exhibitions at ArtStrand/Project Space in Provincetown, MA; the Joyce Goldstein Gallery in Chatham, NY; and the Shelnutt Gallery in Troy, NY.

Born in San Antonio, Texas to a jazz percussionist, Hughes moved with her family to the east coast at an early age.  The influence of her travels across the United States and abroad enters her work in integral ways.   She is currently a Professor of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design and maintains a studio in Manhattan.

A public reception for the artist will take place on Thursday, September 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Fine Arts Gallery, East Rutersville Drive, on the Southwestern University campus.  “Off the Plate/Under the Sheets” continues through October 8.  Gallery hours are 1 to 5 daily, including weekends.