Artist of the Day 2018 - Saron Hughes selected by Charles Avery
30 June, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saron Hughes selected by Charles Avery, Image credit Antonio Parente
Flowers Gallery is pleased to announce the 24th edition of Artist of the Day, a vital West End exhibition programme selected by leading contemporary artists since 1983. The fast-paced, revolving two week exhibition schedule provides a platform for a selected group of artists, each presenting a one day solo exhibition at Flowers Gallery’s Mayfair location, with a programme of events taking place each day.
DAY SIX: Saron Hughes selected by Charles Avery. A one day exhibition will be held from 11am - 7pm at Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London.
Refreshments will be served in the gallery 12-2pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
The impetus for me is to make an object where the idea is overlaid onto the thing itself, like some kind of subtle body that sits alongside. It’s not so much a depiction or abstraction, as an equivalent based on experience as well as language. The gap in which representation usually occurs is collapsed or expanded, making the object feel overly present or at a remove and so drawing attention to a different way of looking. We might need to look away and then back again or go away and picture it. The effect this has on the mind and body is then one you can carry about as an attitude with you (if you like).
- Saron Hughes
I find Saron’s work uncanny. I think that’s the word.
I feel her things are utterly objective, in some idealistic, wibbly-wobbly sense of it. I would hesitate to call them sculptures though, for all the baggage that appellation entails.
I think her lineage stems from modern philosophy, but there is an intelligence to this work which is ineffable and unpretentious.
- Charles Avery