Images: Ryan Hughes @ the Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis

When I was in Minneapolis I was introduced to Ryan Hughes at the Burnet Gallery, a commercial space in Le Meridien Chambers, a downtown hotel known for its jaw-dropping art collection. Hughes paints mundane objects, isolated on white canvases, that walk the line between representation and abstract. Seemingly drained of emotional content, they resonate nonetheless.

[Image: Ryan Hughes]

Ryan Hughes

Ryan Hughes

According to the press release, Hughes has a BFA in Fine Art Studio from Minneapolis College of Art & Design and AAS in Graphic Design from Minneapolis Community & Technical College. He has been a resident artist at the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, as well as participated in an experimental class residency at the Walker Art Center.


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