Visual Arts Program
 


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

George Hughes

Social Predation

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

 
 
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