Laura Hughes MFA ‘10: Almost Perfect
February 14, 2017
Laura Hughes opens a solo exhibition, Almost Perfect, at Linfield College Gallery. Hughes is an alumni of PNCA's MFA in Visual Studies and Chair of the Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies. Almost Perfect, a mixed-media installation, is on view February 15 through March 11 in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center at Linfield.
Hughes gives an artist talk Wednesday, February 15, at 5pm in the Delkin Recital Hall located in the Vivian Bull Music Center, followed by an opening reception at 6pm in the gallery.
Almost Perfect studies potential singularities and collectivities experienced in the façade of surfaces. Populated by a variety of reflective material exposed to shifting conditions of light, the gallery interior is treated as a receptacle for unstable moments. Suspended transparent mirrored surfaces contain and redirect varying degrees of illumination unfolding throughout the day, and are subjected to forms of activation through the movement of viewers. As light shifts, appearances project, refract, retreat and reposition.
Hughes creates site-specific installations that investigate how light, form, and space surround and shape one another in our perception. Her work has been featured at Fortune Gallery in Portland, the de Menil Gallery in Massachusetts, the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington, among many others. She was a finalist for the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards from the Portland Art Museum, received a 2012 Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission, and has been nominated for the Brink Award at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle.
Image: Laura Hughes, Less The Distance (detail), 2015, de Menil Gallery, Groton School, Groton, MA
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