Des Hughes at Ancient & Modern
Des Hughes, Armature
10 October - 23 November 2013
“A finger had poked its way out of the drain-hole in the basin. A human finger. For a moment it froze, as if aware it had been discovered. Then it began to move again, feeling its wormlike way around the pink porcelain.”1
ANCIENT & MODERN presents Des Hughes’ first exhibition in the gallery since his solo presentation at Frieze artfair in 2010. With new groups of sculptures that include grinning charcoaled apples, traditional cross-stitch and his distinctive cast resin sculptures mimicing their original sources, Hughes continues to have at its heart a wry humour often manifest in his use of words in watercolours and now thread, combined with a thorough immersion into the traditional materials of sculpture.
Verity-Jane Keefe, The Mobile Museum
An Arts Council England funded art project by Verity-Jane Keefe, coming to housing estates in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
The Black Friar is a new short film work by Frances Scott presented as part of the group exhibition Every Bird Brings a Different Melody to the Garden, curated by Amy Botfield and Robert Dowling.
Thems Please, Des Hughes.
Installed in the old newsagent A. E. Barrow on Chatsworth Road in Hackney the exhibition offers a unique glimpse at the interior of an old Victorian shop. The sculptures themselves merge into the fabric of the shop blurring fact and fiction together to create an alternative version of a lost reality; a surreal and often comic commentary on the monotony of the everyday.Read More