September 27, 2004 - The Showroom - Richard Hughes at The Showroom
September 27, 2004

Richard Hughes at The Showroom

Richard Hughes
The Shelf-life of Milk

6 October – 14 November 2004

The Showroom
44 Bonner Road
London E2 9JS
T. +44 (0)20 8983 4115
F. +44 (0)20 8981 4112
E. tellmemore [​at​]
Wednesday – Sunday 13.00 – 18.00hrs
Opening Tuesday 5 October 19.00 – 21.00hrs

The Showroom is pleased to announce that it has commissioned Richard Hughes to make a new body of work for presentation at the gallery between 6 October and 14 November this year.

Richard Hughes’ practice combines meticulous attention to detail with a slacker aesthetic. Taking the source material and means to produce his work from the most banal of urban environments, Hughes introduces both high art and pop cultural references into his practice to create engaging and powerful sculptural works. These references are informed by Hughes’ sharp eye and wry humour, to build a gentle commentary on collective states of being, such as the group experiences found in any subculture.

For his exhibition at The Showroom, Hughes will make a body of new work that continues and further develops his rich and associative visual language. Hughes’ work has a gritty materiality that is derived from his engagement with both the material substance of found objects and their site or location; Hughes uses the surrounding environment as a kind of material within the work itself. For his exhibition at The Showroom, Hughes will address the prosaic history of the space as a furniture showroom, using his special talent for transformation and making something unexpected and spectacular from the everyday.

Richard Hughes has made solo projects for Roma Roma Roma, Rome and Turnpike Gallery, Manchester. In 2003, he was the winner of the EAST International Award at the Norwich Gallery, Norwich. His project for The Showroom will be his first solo show in London. Born in Birmingham in 1974, Hughes currently lives and works in London.

For further information please contact Kirsty Ogg or Bridget Crone at The Showroom on 020 8983 4115.

The Showroom is financially assisted by Arts Council England, London Office.
Opening sponsored by Hoegaarden.

Mary Jane Aladren, Tim Allen, Adelaide Bannerman, Claire Barclay, Jordan Baseman, Iwona Blazwick, Pavel Bchler, Sarah Carrington, Paul Collett, Laura Emsley, ezppl, Peter Fillingham, Rose Finn-Kelcey, FlatPack001, Rebecca Fortnum, Eric Franck, Frieze, David Gilmour, Simon Grant, Jackie Haliday, Ceri Hand, Margot Heller, Margot & Fergus Henderson, Paul Hobson, Martin Holman, Claire Hooper, Martin Hopkinson, Matthew Hunt, Sue Jones, Franz Koenig, Kate MacGarry, Lynn MacRitchie, Anna Milsom, Moose Foundation for the Arts, Dave Muller, Paul Nicholson, Kristine Nielsen, Campbell & Mairi Ogg, Harry Onslow, Michael O’Pray, Maureen Paley, Sarah Pulvertaft, Alison Raftery, Craig Richardson, Signwave, John Slyce, Simon Starling, Straylight, Eva Tait, David Thorp, Transmission Gallery, Catherine Ugwu, Isabel Vasseur, Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly, Grant Watson and White Window are all actively supporting the work of the gallery by joining The Showroom’s Friends Scheme.

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