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Kevin Hughes

Jeweller
Published: 30.03.2016
Kevin Hughes Kevin Hughes
Place
RI 02906 -  Providence
UNITED STATES
Mail:
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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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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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Kevin Hughes. Brooch: Lipstick, 2013. Wood, Found Object. 1.25' x 1.25' x 2.75'. Kevin Hughes
Brooch: Lipstick, 2013
Wood, Found Object
1.25" x 1.25" x 2.75"
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Kevin Hughes. Pendant: Star Wars, 2013. Brass with Black Patina, Found Object. 3.75. Kevin Hughes
Pendant: Star Wars, 2013
Brass with Black Patina, Found Object
3.75
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Kevin Hughes. Brooch: Vertical, 2013. Brass with Black Patina, Found Object. 1' x 1.75' x 5'. Kevin Hughes
Brooch: Vertical, 2013
Brass with Black Patina, Found Object
1" x 1.75" x 5"
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Kevin Hughes. Brooch: Yellow, 2013. Nickel, Found Object. 3.5' x .5' x 1'. Kevin Hughes
Brooch: Yellow, 2013
Nickel, Found Object
3.5" x .5" x 1"
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Kevin Hughes. Brooch: Bone, 2012. 18K Gold, Painted Wood, Found Object. 4” x 2” x .75”. Photography by Karen Philippi. Kevin Hughes
Brooch: Bone, 2012
18K Gold, Painted Wood, Found Object
4” x 2” x .75”
Photography by Karen Philippi
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Kevin Hughes. Necklace: Cuffed, 2012. Silver, Found Object. 18” x 6” x .5”. Photography by Karen Philippi. Kevin Hughes
Necklace: Cuffed, 2012
Silver, Found Object
18” x 6” x .5”
Photography by Karen Philippi
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Kevin Hughes. Object: Red Bird, 2012. Black patina on Brass, Found Object. 5.5” x 5.5” x 2”. Photography by Karen Philippi. Kevin Hughes
Object: Red Bird, 2012
Black patina on Brass, Found Object
5.5” x 5.5” x 2”
Photography by Karen Philippi
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Kevin Hughes. Pendant: Composition, 2012. Silver, Found Object. 12.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm. Photography by the artist. Kevin Hughes
Pendant: Composition, 2012
Silver, Found Object
12.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm
Photography by the artist
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Kevin Hughes. Brooch: Child – Proof, 2012. Resin, Nickel, Found Object. 1.75” x 1.75” x .75”. Photography by Karen Philippi. Kevin Hughes
Brooch: Child – Proof, 2012
Resin, Nickel, Found Object
1.75” x 1.75” x .75”
Photography by Karen Philippi
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Kevin Hughes. Object: Tonic, 2010. Black patina on Brass, Cork, Paper label. 5.5” x 1” x 2”. Photography by Karen Philippi. Kevin Hughes
Object: Tonic, 2010
Black patina on Brass, Cork, Paper label
5.5” x 1” x 2”
Photography by Karen Philippi
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Kevin Hughes. Pendant: New England, 2010. Painted Wood. 6” x 2.25” x 1”. Kevin Hughes
Pendant: New England, 2010
Painted Wood
6” x 2.25” x 1”
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Kevin Hughes. Brooch: Garnish, 2010. Painted Wood. 1.25” x .75” x .75”. Photography by Karen Philippi. Kevin Hughes
Brooch: Garnish, 2010
Painted Wood
1.25” x .75” x .75”
Photography by Karen Philippi
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Kevin Hughes. Brooch: 1678 Broadway, 2012. Black Patina on Brass, Vinyl. 3.25” x .25” x 1.5”. Photography by Karen Philippi. Kevin Hughes
Brooch: 1678 Broadway, 2012
Black Patina on Brass, Vinyl
3.25” x .25” x 1.5”
Photography by Karen Philippi
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Kevin Hughes. Pendant: Heinz, 2009. Powdercoated Brass. .75” x .0625” x 3”. Kevin Hughes
Pendant: Heinz, 2009
Powdercoated Brass
.75” x .0625” x 3”
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Kevin Hughes. Object: Made In America, 2011. Painted Brass. 28 x 21.5 x 10 cm. Photography by Karen Philippi. Kevin Hughes
Object: Made In America, 2011
Painted Brass
28 x 21.5 x 10 cm
Photography by Karen Philippi
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Kevin Hughes. Earrings: Bang Bang, 2011. Black Patina on Silver. 1” x 1” x .125”. Photography by Karen Philippi. Kevin Hughes
Earrings: Bang Bang, 2011
Black Patina on Silver
1” x 1” x .125”
Photography by Karen Philippi
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Kevin Hughes. Object: Breakfast of Champions, 2010. Painted Brass. 4” x .75” x 4”. Photography by Marc Creedon. Kevin Hughes
Object: Breakfast of Champions, 2010
Painted Brass
4” x .75” x 4”
Photography by Marc Creedon
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Kevin Hughes. Object: Pomade, 2011. Black Patina on Brass, Paper Label. 3” x 3” x 1”. Photography by Karen Philippi. Kevin Hughes
Object: Pomade, 2011
Black Patina on Brass, Paper Label
3” x 3” x 1”
Photography by Karen Philippi
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Kevin Hughes. Object: Cigs, 2010. Painted Brass. 4” x 1.5” x 2”. Photography by Marc Creedon. Kevin Hughes
Object: Cigs, 2010
Painted Brass
4” x 1.5” x 2”
Photography by Marc Creedon
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Kevin Hughes. Pendant: Disco, 2014. Plastic (found object), 14K gold, wood. 5 x 4.5 x 7 cm. Kevin Hughes
Pendant: Disco, 2014
Plastic (found object), 14K gold, wood
5 x 4.5 x 7 cm
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Kevin Hughes. Pendant: Ketchup and Mustard, 2014. Plastic (found object), painted brass. 115x7x65 mm. Kevin Hughes
Pendant: Ketchup and Mustard, 2014
Plastic (found object), painted brass
115x7x65 mm
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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. Brooch: Stockholm, 2014. Plastic (found object), delrin. 17x105 mm. Kevin Hughes
Brooch: Stockholm, 2014
Plastic (found object), delrin
17x105 mm
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Kevin Hughes. Brooch: Speed Bag, 2014. Plastic (found object), black patina on brass. 3.5 x 20x 9 cm. Kevin Hughes
Brooch: Speed Bag, 2014
Plastic (found object), black patina on brass
3.5 x 20x 9 cm
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Kevin Hughes. Pendant: Laced, 2014. Plastic (found object), silver. 20x10x135 mm. Kevin Hughes
Pendant: Laced, 2014
Plastic (found object), silver
20x10x135 mm
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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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Intro
Kevin Hughes is a studio artist based out of Providence Rhode Island, USA. Focusing mostly on jewelry and small sculpture, Kevin Hughes creates work based on form, depth and wit. 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. His work is shown internationally and can be found in numerous publications.

Statement

Art should be like a great jazz album - containing form, depth, emotion, rhythm, wit. It should converse with the audience, have a foundation stronger than mere aesthetics, but have a soul. Through explorations with concepts of nostalgia, satire, culture, and individuality, I strive to create a dialogue.

In my most recent work, I have been exploring using found objects. Using found objects, ownership and individuality are put into question. These intriguing questions stimulated me to work. My voice was found at the start. In choosing the objects I used my sensibilities and preferences. The pieces became unique. Manipulating the found objects furthered the visibility of my hand and my voice. Seen are qualities I focus upon in much of my work, bold colors, dimension and humor.

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Events      View / hide events

2016:
Exhibition  08 Apr 2016 - 07 May 2016  The Good Old Boys by Kevin Hughes.
2014:
Book presentation  16 Jun 2014 - 16 Jun 2014  Current Obsession: Upcoming Release of the #3 FAKE Issue.
Exhibition  05 Jun 2014 - 06 Jul 2014  Craft and Bling Bling - Fake.
Exhibition  04 Jun 2014 - 04 Jul 2014  A Fickle Sonance by Kevin Hughes.
2013:
Exhibition  14 Aug 2013 - 15 Sep 2013  La Frontera.
Open call  02 May 2013 - 14 Jul 2013  Call for Entries: La Frontera.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2013 - 11 Mar 2013  Suspend.ed in Pink.
Exhibition  07 Jan 2013 - 28 Jan 2013  Suspend.ed in Pink.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Estrada, Nicolas.  Promopress:  United Kingdom,  2016
Book:  Humor in Craft. Martin, Brigitte.  Schiffer Publishing, Ltd:  Pennsylvania,  2012
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
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