When I was in Minneapolis I was introduced to Ryan Hughes at the Burnet Gallery, a commercial space in Le Meridien Chambers, a downtown hotel known for its jaw-dropping art collection. Hughes paints mundane objects, isolated on white canvases, that walk the line between representation and abstract. Seemingly drained of emotional content, they resonate nonetheless.
According to the press release, Hughes has a BFA in Fine Art Studio from Minneapolis College of Art & Design and AAS in Graphic Design from Minneapolis Community & Technical College. He has been a resident artist at the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, as well as participated in an experimental class residency at the Walker Art Center.
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