The Shelf-life of Milk. The Showroom is pleased to announce that it has commissioned Richard Hughes to make a new body of work for presentation at the gallery. Richard Hughes' practice combines meticulous attention to detail with a slacker aesthetic. Taking the source material and means to produce his work from the most banal of urban environments, Hughes interjects high art references to create engaging and powerful sculptural works.
The Shelf-life of Milk
The Showroom is pleased to announce that it has commissioned Richard Hughes to make a new body of work for presentation at the gallery between 6 October and 14 November this year.
Richard Hughes' practice combines meticulous attention to detail with a slacker aesthetic. Taking the source material and means to produce his work from the most banal of urban environments, Hughes interjects high art references to create engaging and powerful sculptural works.
In parts reminiscent of Claes Oldenburg's soft sculpture, Hughes' work has a gritty materiality that is derived from his engagement with both the material substance of his found objects and their site or location. These works demonstrate a confluence of colour, texture, form, and the surrounding environment that Hughes uses as a kind of material within the work itself. For his exhibition at The Showroom, Hughes will indirectly address the prosaic history of the space using his special talent for transformation and making something unexpected and spectacular from the everyday.
Richard Hughes has made solo projects for Roma, Roma, Roma, Rome, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and Turnpike Gallery, Manchester. In 2003, he was the winner of the EAST International Award at the Norwich Gallery, Norwich. His project for The Showroom will be his first solo show in London. Born in Birmingham in 1974, Hughes currently lives and works in London.
For further information please contact Kirsty Ogg or Bridget Crone at The Showroom on 020 8983 4115.
The Showroom is financially assisted by Arts Council England, London Office.
Opening sponsored by Hoegaarden.
Mary Jane Aladren, Tim Allen, Adelaide Bannerman, Claire Barclay, Jordan Baseman, Iwona Blazwick, Pavel BÃ¼chler, Sarah Carrington, Paul Collett, Laura Emsley, ezppl, Peter Fillingham, Rose Finn-Kelcey, FlatPack001, Rebecca Fortnum, Eric Franck, Frieze, David Gilmour, Simon Grant, Jackie Haliday, Ceri Hand, Margot Heller, Margot & Fergus Henderson, Paul Hobson, Martin Holman, Claire Hooper, Martin Hopkinson, Matthew Hunt, Sue Jones, Franz Koenig, Kate MacGarry, Lynn MacRitchie, Anna Milsom, Moose Foundation for the Arts, Dave Muller, Paul Nicholson, Kristine Nielsen, Campbell & Mairi Ogg, Harry Onslow, Michael OÂ¹Pray, Maureen Paley, Sarah Pulvertaft, Alison Raftery, Craig Richardson, Signwave, John Slyce, Simon Starling, Straylight, Eva Tait, David Thorp, Transmission Gallery, Catherine Ugwu, Isabel Vasseur, Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly, Grant Watson and White Window are all actively supporting the work of the gallery by joining The Showroom's Friends Scheme.
Wednesday Â Sunday 13.00 Â 18.00hrs
Opening Tuesday 5 October 19.00 Â 21.00hrs
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