Visual Arts Program
 


Saturday, November 18, 2006 — Thursday, December 21, 2006

George Hughes

Social Predation

Presented at:
Hallwalls

George Hughes - <em>Social Predation</em>
George Hughes - <em>Social Predation</em>

Social Predation presents recent paintings by Buffalo-based artist George Hughes in which expressive figuration addresses the general proliferation of violence. Animals typically viewed as predatory—pit bulls, eagles, lions—are juxtaposed with personal symbols of dominance. The violence which Hughes addresses is both physical and psychological, as it is manifest between authority figures and subordinates within an oscillating and unpredictable fulcrum.
To view publication, please visit our archives.


Some publications related to this event:
GEORGE HUGHES: SOCIAL PREDATION - 2006
November and December, 2006 - 2006

 
 
341 DELAWARE AVE.
BUFFALO, NY 14202
t: 716-854-1694
f: 716-854-1696

 
GALLERY HOURS:
Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

IN THE GALLERY
from Nov. 10, 2017
through Dec. 22, 2017
 

Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings


Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.