Bushel is pleased to present new work by Haley Hughes. Treating image both as charted landscape and unfolding narrative, the paintings in ‘In Search of the Wheel Turning Monarch or the War of All Against All’ bear eery witness to the current situation, subjecting globalism and drone attacks, climate change and mass shootings, capital and politics to the demands of their Technicolor dreamscape. Drawing from the colors, patterns and symbolism of Islamic and Indian art; the narrative trajectories of 17th-century Chinese scrolls; and Western landscape painting, these works question the assumptions of empire and dominant historiographies in vivid, gory detail.
Haley Hughes was born in Paradise, CA in 1984 and is a self-taught artist. Her work is in the Watermill Collection and has been published in the Nation, W, Wallpaper, title-magazine and The Huffington Post. She has shown at Haverford College, MoMa PS1 Art Book Fair, Flux Factory, EFA Project Space, Sunview Luncheonette, Columbia College, and The Whitney Houston Biennial, NYC. She is a former I-Park resident and an acting member of Dome Theatre, and has performed at SpringBreak Art Fair, Scope Art Fair, Saint Mark’s Church, Dixon Place, Zebulon, The Church of the little green man and at numerous other venues in the US and abroad. Hughes has lived and worked in Brooklyn for the past fifteen years.
‘IN SEARCH OF THE WHEEL TURNING MONARCH OR THE WAR OF ALL AGAINST ALL’
November 21—December 17, 2017
Tuesday, November 21
Open for viewing during Open Hours and events (see the Calendar for event listings), and by appointment.