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A Fickle Sonance by Kevin Hughes

Exhibition  /  04 Jun 2014  -  04 Jul 2014
Published: 14.05.2014
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Intro
There is a beauty in the way people hear music in ordinary sounds, mixing and manipulating to make interesting musical arrangements. It is much in the same way that I strive to create work. Working with a juxtaposition of “clashing” elements, bright bold plastic next to clean metal, parts exist as elements that bounce and play off each other, much like the individual instruments in music.

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Kevin Hughes
“A Fickle Sonance” is in tribute to Jackie McLean’s jazz album of the same name. An album that marked the artist’s willingness and ability to adapt and change.

There is a beauty in the way people hear music in ordinary sounds, mixing and manipulating to make interesting musical arrangements. It is much in the same way that I strive to create work. Working with a juxtaposition of “clashing” elements, bright bold plastic next to clean metal, parts exist as elements that bounce and play off each other, much like the individual instruments in music. Occasionally there is something hidden. Perhaps you can sense a solid piece of metal through the translucency of the plastic, or there is a break in the form and a sliver of wood is exposed. All cannot be revealed on first observation. The intimacy of the purpose, jewelry, is that in wearing the piece you have the chance to pick up on its nuances.

Often the word “fickle” contains a negative connotation. But there is no greater truth than the idea that “the only thing that is constant is change.” For me, the idea of “fickle” is a triumph. It is not only an acknowledgement of change, but a full and shameless declaration that my tastes, ideas, views on life are constantly changing – and, thus, so is my work. Even for this new collection, “fickle” is demonstrated through the uniqueness of each piece and how I often strive to make something new and different each time, that there is no repetitiveness – only rhythm.

Remarks

Opening: Wednesday 4th June from 19:30 h.
The artist will be present.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday to Friday from 17:00 to 20:00 h or by appointment.
Kevin Hughes. Brooch: Lemons and Oranges, 2014. Found object, wood. 5.5 x 1.2 x 12.5 cm. Kevin Hughes
Brooch: Lemons and Oranges, 2014
Found object, wood
5.5 x 1.2 x 12.5 cm
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Kevin Hughes. Pendant: Danger Mouse, 2014. Found Object, Wood, 14K Gold. 12x 12 x 127mm. Kevin Hughes
Pendant: Danger Mouse, 2014
Found Object, Wood, 14K Gold
12x 12 x 127mm
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Kevin Hughes. Pendant: 1990, 2014. Found object, Painted Wood, Silver. 45x15x55 mm. Kevin Hughes
Pendant: 1990, 2014
Found object, Painted Wood, Silver
45x15x55 mm
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Kevin Hughes. Brooch: Speed Bag, 2014. Found object, Black Patina on Brass. 35x20x90 mm. Kevin Hughes
Brooch: Speed Bag, 2014
Found object, Black Patina on Brass
35x20x90 mm
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Kevin Hughes. Brooch: Joke, 2014. Found Object, Painted Brass. 26x 26x45 mm. Kevin Hughes
Brooch: Joke, 2014
Found Object, Painted Brass
26x 26x45 mm
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