Christine Hughes, May 2021

Works by Christine Hughes, Jerry Orter, and Scott Michael Ackerman will be on exhibition at Green Kill in May of 2021.

Works by Christine HughesJerry Orter, and Scott Michael Ackerman will be on exhibition at Green Kill in May of 2021.

The opening party is on Saturday May 1, 2021, from 5 to 7 PM with a special performance by Michael Bisio.  Come enjoy good company and outstanding music but one oof the best in class bass players in the world. 

The exhibition runs from Saturday, May 1, 2021 to Saturday, May 29, 2021. Exhibition hours are from 3-5:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. You may make special appointments by calling 347-689-2323.

New Normal health concerns are a primary. The customary Green Kill opening of beverages with finger foods will be covered for protection. If you wish to come on opening day, please understand that 10 people are permitted in the gallery at one time, that all attendees must were face masks, and we will us a “Non-Contact Infrared Digital Thermometer” and “Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Level Monitor” for screening. There were be outside seating for your convenience. Green Kill is equipped with a heat pump so the air is constantly refreshed and the space is, as always, sanitized. 

Christine Hughes

Hughes is best known for her work with Compost. She gathers handfuls of organic material and “casts” it upon a work surface. From this random composition she finds an energy and structure which informs her work.

Her drawings are a straightforward exploration of forms and their relationships and carry all the information needed to formulate a painting. Rendered in pencil or ink they have a fluid rhythm wedded with complexity.

In her paintings Hughes works with a limited palette of enamels and oils which create a plastic rather anti-organic feeling, further abstracting these forms from nature. These paintings are a complex tangle of forms structured with movement and balance, intersection and overlap.

She refers to her small paintings as “physical abstraction”. These paintings are slow moving, anti-heroic studies. Again using a limited palette, they are iconic in their central imagery, intimate in scale, reductive in their simplicity and often both humorous and anxious.

Her career was seeded in Detroit where she attended Wayne State University (BFA). She lived downtown and was influenced by the older generation of Cass Corridor artists in the community.

She moved to NYC in 1981 and maintained a studio on Canal Street in Chinatown until moving to the Hudson Valley full time in 2018.

Hughes has shown prolifically for 40 years. Some of the galleries which have shown her work are The Drawing Center (NYC), Bard College (Annandale on Hudson), Samuel Dorsky Museum (New Paltz), The Millay Colony (Austerlitz), The Willis Gallery and Alley Culture (Detroit). She has had one person shows at The John Davis Gallery (Hudson), The Willis Gallery (Detroit), Art101 (Williamsburg), TheFoundation Gallery (Hudson).

Her work is in numerous collections.

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