“Intermission” Artist Reception with Amy Hughes (Zoom and Facebook Live) 9/25/2022 @ 4 PM

Join IAMA as we introduce our new Lightspace Exhibition “Intermission” by Amy Hughes!

During this virtual event, Amy Hughes will discuss more about the exhibition and her inspirations and motivations while creating the collection. Attendees will have the chance to meet and discuss with the artist herself, joining us live from New York!

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About the Exhibition:

In a departure from her previous work that examined the ways in which women’s bodies have been depicted in art history and contemporary visual culture; Hughes finds new ways to explore the importance of human connection in 2022. In obscure and sometimes abstracted scenes of parties and social settings, Hughes explores a subject matter that seems ripe for exploration in post-lockdown culture.

Painted monochromatically in a darkened sepia hue, Hughes makes a direct nod to the photograph. It is not immediately clear if these paintings depict scenes from the present day, or a bygone era. These seemingly fun and sometimes rowdy scenes are largely timeless in content. The looseness of her brushstrokes both depict the thrill and chaotic energy of social settings while simultaneously echoing notions of faded and fragmented memories.

About the Artist:

Born in Leicestershire, UK, Amy Hughes spent her years growing up between Cheshire, UK and Moscow, Russia. In 2013 she received a degree in BA Hons Fine Art from Liverpool Hope University, UK. At her undergraduate show, she was awarded the ‘purchase prize’ by the Liverpool Women’s Hospital, where a painting can be found in private collection. In 2016, Hughes graduated from a two-year full-time MFA program at the New York Academy of Art (MFA 2016). During her studies, she was awarded an Academy Merit Scholarship and HRH The Prince of Wales Award.

Since graduating, Hughes has continued to exhibit her work in numerous solo and group shows, both in the UK and New York, and working as an instructor of painting at the New York Academy of Art. Most notably, Hughes has sold work at Sotheby’s Auction House (NY) and has exhibited in the International Biennale Portrait Competition at Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art. Her work has been featured in several publications, including W Magazine, Southwest Art, Aesthetica Magazine, Cheshire Life, The Liverpool Echo and more.

To learn more about Amy and see more of her work, visit her website https://www.amyvhughes.com/ and follow her on Instagram @amyvhughes.artist.

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