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Ronnie Hughes
updated: 11/13/2008
website: www.rubicongallery.ie/artists/ronniehughes/index.html
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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New England drawing no. 94
New England drawing no. 106
New England drawing no. 91
New England drawing no. 87
drawing 20608
New England drawing no. 55
drawing 30808
drawing 30608
drawing 40808
New England drawing no. 111
drawing 20808
drawing 10808
drawing 51108
drawing 70808
New England drawing no. 81
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, diagrammatic, geometric, nature, systems, process, conceptual
 
 
New England drawing no. 94 by Ronnie Hughes
New England drawing no. 94
gouache on paper
2007
11.5 " x  9.5 " 
New England drawing no. 106 by Ronnie Hughes
New England drawing no. 106
colored pencil on paper
2008
11.5 " x  9.5 " 
New England drawing no. 91 by Ronnie Hughes
New England drawing no. 91
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2007
11.5" x  9.5" 
New England drawing no. 87 by Ronnie Hughes
New England drawing no. 87
colored pencil on paper
2007
11.5" x  9.5" 
drawing 20608 by Ronnie Hughes
drawing 20608
colored pencil on paper
2008
19.75 " x  19.5 " 
New England drawing no. 55 by Ronnie Hughes
New England drawing no. 55
colored pencil on paper
2006
11.5" x  9.5" 
drawing 30808 by Ronnie Hughes
drawing 30808
colored pencil on paper
2008
19.75" x  19.5" 
drawing 30608 by Ronnie Hughes
drawing 30608
colored pencil and gouache on paper
2008
19.75" x  19.5" 
drawing 40808 by Ronnie Hughes
drawing 40808
colored pencil on paper
2008
19.75" x  19.5" 
New England drawing no. 111 by Ronnie Hughes
New England drawing no. 111
colored pencil on paper
2008
11.5" x  9.5" 
drawing 20808 by Ronnie Hughes
drawing 20808
colored pencil on paper
2008
19.75" x  19.5" 
drawing 10808 by Ronnie Hughes
drawing 10808
colored pencil on paper
2008
19.75" x  19.5" 
drawing 51108 by Ronnie Hughes
drawing 51108
colored pencil and gouache on paper
2008
19.75" x  19.5" 
drawing 70808 by Ronnie Hughes
drawing 70808
colored pencil on paper
2008
19.75" x  19.5" 
New England drawing no. 81 by Ronnie Hughes
New England drawing no. 81
colored pencil and gouache on paper
2007
11.5" x  9.5" 

Artist Statement
My recent work springs from a two-month sojourn at the Albers’ Foundation in Connecticut in 2006 and by a further visit to the Vermont Studio Center.( I normally live and work in County Sligo on the north-west coast of Ireland) The intensity of these two New England residencies enabled my practice to germinate in previously unimagined directions, focusing specifically on the process of drawing. The measured intimacy and quiet ‘slowness’ of these New England works are important factors for me. Typically these drawings are exhibited in groups to enable the viewer to make comparisons between the different sorts of representation and also to enable a narrative of sorts to emerge. I am interested in networks of analysis, methodology and interpretation. I feel that my new works share with their geographical source of origin a connection to a certain ‘enlightenment’ sensibility – a desire to uncover an underlying order in the apparent chaos of nature. The works take the form of corrupted abstractions that investigate, and at times conflate, various dichotomies e.g. natural/synthetic, order/entropy, abstraction/mimesis, nature/nurture, science/mysticism. I see my activity as constructing (or, possibly, ‘exposing’) order within closed evolutionary systems that each conform to their own improvised sets of rules or conditions.

Artist Bio / CV

RECENT SOLO SHOWS

2008 The Gradual Materialisation of Essence,Rubicon Gallery,Dublin / Manifest, MCAC, Portadown

2006 Synthesis, Sligo Art Gallery,Sligo / Belltable Arts centre, Limerick

2005 Formacopia Galway Arts Centre

2003 Lines of Desire OBG,Belfast/ Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

RECENT GROUP SHOWS

2008   Pure Optic Ray Fred Gallery, Leipzig / 10,000 to 50 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

2007 The Red Show Red Dot Contemporary, Miami / Wild Honey Burren College of Art / Painting in the Noughties DRCC, Letterkenny  / In and Out of Geometry Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast / ‘E.V.+A. 07’, Limerick (curator: Klaus Ottman)  / Pulse New York The Armoury, (with Rubicon Gallery)

2006  Airmail  Yanigasawa Gallery, Tokyo / Pulse New York   The Armoury, New York (with Rubicon Gallery)

2004  In the Time of Shaking Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin / It’s Quiet in Here  Archeus Gallery, London / 2003  Colour Chart  OBG, Belfast

2002   No Object, No Subject, No Matter Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin / The Graeve Collection Model Arts Centre, Sligo / Three painters,Eagle Gallery, London         

SELECTED AWARDS

2006  2 month Residency, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, Connecticut / ‘Irish Artists’ Residency Award’ , Vermont Studio Center 

2001  Arts Council Ireland Major Bursary

1997 3 month residency, Bemis Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska

1995  EV + A ‘Open Award’ and ‘Exhibition Award’  (Adjudicator; Maria de Corral]

1994 10 week residency ;Banff Arts Centre, Canada.         

1990/91 1 year residency at P.S.1 Museum of Contemporary Art New York

RECENT BIBLIOGRAPHY   

2008  Barry Schwabsky, From the stars to the studio Manifest catalogue essay/ Slavka Sverakova Manifest Circa 124 pp98,99 

2007  Klaus Ottman, Ev+a catalogue essay p17 /

2006 Joe Wolin, Synthesis catalogue interview / Gavin Murphy, Ronnie Hughes’ Formacopia, Circa no.114 pp 70,71

2004 Aidan Dunne, Painting in Ireland Now, Circa No. 109 p32

2003 Sherman Sam, Lines of Desire catalogue essay