Lenhardt Emerging Artist Lecture Series: Shara Hughes

Oct 24, 2018, 7pm

Join us for the first Lenhardt Emerging Artist Lecture Series featuring Brooklyn-based painter Shara Hughes, a contemporary artist who was a standout in the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

Guests can also see a work by Hughes entitled Narnia, which was recently acquired by the Museum as part of the Dawn and David Lenhardt Contemporary Art Initiative, on view in the exhibition Present Tense: Selections from the Lenhardt Collection, which showcases more than 20 paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures by artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Damien Hirst, Louise Lawler, and others, all drawn from the private collection of Dawn and David Lenhardt.


Shara Hughes, Jagged Little Hills, 2018. Oil and acrylic on canvas. Lenhardt Collection. Courtesy of the artist and Rachel Uffner Gallery.

About the artist: 
Shara Hughes (b. 1981, Atlanta, GA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and later attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent solo exhibitions include the Newport Art Museum (Newport, RI), Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY), and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (Atlanta, GA), among others.

In May 2018, Hughes completed Carving Out Fresh Options, a large-scale mural in Boston, MA, commissioned by the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in partnership with the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Hughes has participated in numerous group exhibitions, at venues such as MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA) and the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA). Hughes was also included in the 2017 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY). Her work is in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX), the Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO), the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), the Jorge M. Perez Collection (Miami, FL), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (Atlanta, GA), the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC), Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix, AZ), the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.), and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), among others.

 

Image: Shara Hughes, Narnia, 2017. Oil and acrylic on canvas. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum. Purchased with funds provided by the Dawn and David Lenhardt Emerging Artist Acquisition Fund.
 

 

 

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