Thursday, March 10 - 5 to 8 pm; Artist's talk at 6:30 pm
In creating her paintings, Farida Hughes compares the movement of colors and patterns as if they are crowds
gathering and dispersing. These pedestrian formations create both negative and positive spaces on her canvas.
These spatial relationships fall into place along paths or bump up against the edges created by architectural and
natural boundaries existing in the visual landscape. Emptying the space of these boundaries and pictorial
references allows her the freedom to focus specifically on the collective shapes and movements of and within a
group. Some of these paintings are inspired by the 2010 Minnesota State Fair.