Joseph Hughes, 1987-D III (DK BLUE-VIOLET), 1987
Acrylic on paper
14 x 15 inches
December 5, 2010 – January 16, 2011
During his five decade painting career Hughes, whose work has often been seen in the context of Radical Color Painting, has consistently produced works on paper in pursuit of a profoundly visual, emotional, and intelligent experience of color, light, and space.
Spanning four decades, this exhibition, Joseph Hughes: Works on Paper – Four Decades – 1970s – 2000s, the works presented are personal icons for believers in the transcendent experience of color and its role in exploring the reaches of our psychological and spiritual nature. They call for and support our discovery of self and other via observation, conjecture, intuition, and reason. In experiencing these paintings we find an ideal—an archetype for a way to look, think, and feel.