The Ferens Fine Art Lecture Series, is an established highlight in the University programme. Every year the series explores a different theme around art. This year we have chosen, ‘Realism in Art’ and thhe series will examine how different perspectives of reality in an artistic and creative context can be used to explore themes of responsibility, ethics and identity and how it can help us understand abstract, distant concepts.
Patrick Hughes is a painter whose work is concerned with optical and visual illusions, the science of perception and the nature of artistic representation.
Patrick Hughes lives and works in London. His works are in collections including The British Library, the Tate Gallery and the British Academy in London; the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; The Würth Museum, Künzelsau and the Baker Museum, Florida. Hughes exhibits in London and throughout Europe, Asia, the USA and Canada.
Books by Patrick Hughes include Vicious Circles and Infinity; Upon the Pun: Dual Meaning in Words and Pictures and Paradoxymoron: Foolish Wisdom in Words and Pictures. The artist’s work is studied in Perverspective by John Slyce (2005) and in A Newer Perspective (2018) with articles by Dawn Ades, Martin Kemp, Thomas Papathomas, Murray McDonald, and Patrick Hughes.
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Tues 18 February: Perspective and Reverspective by Patrick Hughes (Painter)
Tues 25 February: GENDERS: Shaping and Breaking the Binary Mixed-reality, gaming, identity and art by John O’Shea (Associate Director -Creative, Science Gallery London, King’s College London) https://culturenet.co.uk/events/ferens-fine-art-lectures-2020-genders-shaping-and-breaking-the-binary-john-oshea
Tues 3 March: Suffering Arcadia – Remote, by Annabel McCourt (Artist) https://culturenet.co.uk/events/ferens-fine-art-lecture-series-2020-suffering-arcadia-remote