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Pearls
Medium: Wood Block Print on Paper
Dimensions: 40.1 x 30.5 cm
Year created: 2014
Location: Hunt Valley
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Summary

Pearls Jason Hughes

Jason Hughes is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses sculpture, drawing, and print media. His recent research has focused on the history of American economic power and its influence over cultural representation in the United States.

Ornate, abstract depictions of currency form the focus for this series of block prints. They are powerful reflections on one of the most common and coveted forms of imagery in American life; the US dollar bill. His work addresses issues of high and low craft, production and trade, as well as shifts in representation and the perception of value. 

Biography

Jason Hughes

Hughes is an artist and curator based in Baltimore. He received his MFA in Intermedia and Digital Art from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2015 and a BFA in Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2004. In 2014, his work was selected for an exhibition at Marianne Boskey Gallery curated by Mera Rubell as well as the exhibition Washington Color Abstraction at the Gabarron Foundation Carriage House Center for the Arts curated by Donald Kuspit. His artwork has been featured in the New York Times, New American Paintings, and Art in America.