– Sara Hughes –

By Summer 2008

Sara Hughes is a heat-seeking device, an artist in search of a pulse in this digitally-enhanced, computer-generated, image-downloadable age. With her abstract wall works of collaged commercial vinyl brightly coloured by consumerism, Hughes calls attention to the connective impulses underlying contemporary life. Her suggestive swirls and painted pixelations illustrate our competing urges to consume or be consumed, for instant gratification or more serious satiation, to delineate or decode the tropes of visual language. – Michael Fitzgerald

Sara Hughes, Torpedo, 2008, detail; paper tags hand dipped and painted, acrylic paint, dimensions variable; installation view, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland; ARTAND Australia Emerging Artist Collection; courtesy the artist and Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland; photograph Simon Harper