Institute 193
Shara Hughes, Too Full, 2014, oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint on canvas, 14 x 11 inches

Exhibitions: Shara Hughes KY

Shara Hughes
Midnight Snacks
July 30 - August 30, 2014

Shara Hughes, Too Full, 2014, oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint on canvas, 14 x 11 inches

Shara Hughes, Too Full, 2014, oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint on canvas, 14 x 11 inches

Shara Hughes
Midnight Snacks

July 30 – August 30, 2014
Institute 193, Lexington

Midnight Snacks focuses on works that playfully depict food and interior spaces –both frequent subject matter in Hughes’ work. Hughes moves fluidly between painting and sculpture. The loosely painted subjects of her canvases are translated into lumpy three-dimensional abstractions of commonplace items like cakes, candles, and burned hotdogs. Hughes uses these highly recognizable and relatable depictions of the mundane to examine themes of domesticity, memory, and adolescent ennui, with her characteristic vitality and sense of humor.


Shara Hughes, Microwave, 2012, oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

Shara Hughes, Microwave, 2012, oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

Shara Hughes, Straw, 2013, oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint on canvas, 14 x 11 inches

Shara Hughes, Straw, 2013, oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint on canvas, 14 x 11 inches

Shara Hughes, Loosey Goosey, 2014, oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint on canvas, 32 x 28 inches

Shara Hughes, Loosey Goosey, 2014, oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint on canvas, 32 x 28 inches

Shara Hughes, Sleep Walking, 2012, oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint on canvas, 48 x 44 inches

Shara Hughes, Sleep Walking, 2012, oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint on canvas, 48 x 44 inches

Shara Hughes, Banana Stand, 2014, oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint on canvas, 36 x 32 inches

Shara Hughes, Banana Stand, 2014, oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint on canvas, 36 x 32 inches

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