Hales is excited to announce the inclusion of John Hoyland in Owen McHugh and Abstraction in the Permanent Collection at Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, through 4 December 2022.
This exhibition highlights abstract, non-representational works in UIMA's Permanent Collection alongside Owen McHugh's most recent works from 2017 to the present. Artists exhibiting from the Permanent Collection include Corey Postiglione, Kathie Shaw, John Hoyland, Alexander Hunenko, Martin Hurtig, Lida Petruniak-Colucci, Michael Mandziuk, Irma Osadsa, William Pura, and David Samila.
While many abstract artists gravitate to working within one stylistic approach in abstraction, geometric or gestural, McHugh attempts to bridge the two together. This ambiguous configuration of conflict, becomes a metaphor of existence for McHugh. In his most recent years, McHugh developed his own personal process in which he began an arrangement of organic forms that then underwent a transfiguration through repeated overlays and spattering, modifying coloration and organic shapes in his beginning formations.
Owen McHugh and Abstraction in the Permanent Collection
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 W Chicago Ave
8 October – 4 December 2022
October 8, 2022