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The Good Old Boys by Kevin Hughes

Exhibition  /  08 Apr 2016  -  07 May 2016
Published: 29.03.2016
Kevin Hughes. Pendant: Dovetail, 2016. Patina on brass, basswood. 30 x 15 x 90 cm. Photo by: Karen Phillipi. Kevin Hughes
Pendant: Dovetail, 2016
Patina on brass, basswood
30 x 15 x 90 cm
Photo by: Karen Phillipi
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In his most recent work, Kevin Hughes focuses on artisty and craft traditions. “The Good Old Boys” is an exploration of the foundation of metal and wood.
 

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Kevin Hughes
​In the work of Kevin Hughes craft traditions are unmistakeable. Hughes is looking for a dialogue with the audience. With humour and political references his pieces - based on form and depth - comments on the surrounding world and today’s discussions about heritage and present time in contemporary jewellery.

Marlon Brando, Humphery Bogart, John Wayne - they’re classics. Solid, straight to the point; the Good Old Boys.

I found it hard to work without hearing the voices of old mentors in the back of my head; ‘Focus on craftmanship. Watch your centerline. Make it simple, but significant. Tradition, heritage, focus. I felt that I couldn’t continue until I took a step back and got a moment to explore these ideas and concepts that are the backbone to my work. These are the elements, materials, theories that started my initial interest in jewelry and metalsmithing. / Kevin Hughes

About the Artist:
Kevin Hughes is a studio artist based out of Providence Rhode Island, USA. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hughes is a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design with a MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and received his Bachelor’s of Fine Art at Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
 
Opening: Friday April 8th from 17.00 to 21.00h

Lecture at the School of Craft and Design (HDK): Friday April 8th at 13.00h
Kevin Hughes. Pendant: Center Line, 2016. Patina on brass, basswood. 50 x 15 x 60 cm. Photo by: Karen Phillipi. Kevin Hughes
Pendant: Center Line, 2016
Patina on brass, basswood
50 x 15 x 60 cm
Photo by: Karen Phillipi
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Kevin Hughes. Brooch: Cross Half-Lap, 2016. Patina on brass, basswood. 45 x 5 x 90 cm. Photo by: Karen Phillipi. Kevin Hughes
Brooch: Cross Half-Lap, 2016
Patina on brass, basswood
45 x 5 x 90 cm
Photo by: Karen Phillipi
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Kevin Hughes. Pendant: Untitled, 2016. Patina on brass, basswood. 25 x 15 x 100 cm. Photo by: Kevin Hughes. Kevin Hughes
Pendant: Untitled, 2016
Patina on brass, basswood
25 x 15 x 100 cm
Photo by: Kevin Hughes
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