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Crash 7 ; Sara Hughes; 2007 ; 2007/2

Crash 7 ; Sara Hughes; 2007 ; 2007/2
Name/Title
Crash 7
About this object
Technology is an important aspect of Hughes’ work, both in the process of making her works and as subject matter. Hughes creates her compositions in the studio utilizing imagery from both painting conventions and screen based culture, she then involves her computer to generate a series of templates. Using these templates as stencils, she builds up multiple layers of acrylic paint. The end result is a painting in which the boundaries between the human hand and the mechanical begin to blur. She says her “work is not about the impressive things new technologies can do, instead I’m interested in what happens when a machine mark and a mark from the hand are placed together. " * Sara Hughes, interviewed in Artist Profile, Issue 4. In Nicola Jennings, "Are you right not to like modern art?" 2008, Te Manawa Museums Trust, Palmerston North.
Maker Role
Artist
Date Made
2007
Medium and Materials
Acrylic on linen
Place Made
New Zealand
Measurements
H 950 W 1850mm
Subject and Association Description
This painting is one of a series, including paintings and large vinyl installation works, which Hughes produced between 2006 and 2008. Hughes’ impetus for this series came from William Gibson’s novel Pattern Recognition, in which the heroine is surrounded by a ‘bombardment of digital information.’ This painting is Hughes’ own response to the masses of information travelling at lightening speed through cyberspace in our increasingly digital world.
Nicola Jennings, "Are you right not to like modern art?" 2008, Te Manawa Museums Trust, Palmerston North.

Collection
Collection of Te Manawa Art Society Inc.
Credit Line
Purchased 2007.
Image courtesy of the Artist.

Object Type
Painting
Object number
2007/2

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