Join us for a talk by artist Des Hughes who will introduce his practice in the context of his plans for Production Show. Des Hughes’ sculptural objects reconfigure our rapport with the everyday by staging banal ready-mades next to handcrafted replicas of commodities, and three-dimensional caricatures of familiar things.
Hughes studied Fine Art at Bath College of Art and Goldsmiths College, London. Recent Solo Exhibitions include ‘Stretch Out And Wait’, Hepworth Wakefield, (2015); ‘Everything’s Inevitable’, Manchester Art Gallery (2012); ‘Thems Please’, (Curated by Measure) 76 Chatsworth Rd, London, (2011); ‘Endless Endless’ Frame, Frieze Art Fair, (2010), ‘Small Collections’, Nottingham Contemporary, (2010) and ‘Des Hughes and Richard Hughes’, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, (2008). He has participated in group shows at CAPC Bordeaux; Henry Moore Foundation; Camden Arts Centre; Tate Britain; and New Art Centre, Salisbury. In 2011 he exhibited ‘Angry Pins’ in Frieze Sculpture Park. His work is included in collections including the Arts Council Collection, Manchester City Art Gallery, The Whitworth Gallery, the Saatchi Collection and the David Roberts Foundation.