Edward John Hughes Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1913 - 2007) RCA, Order of Canada

Born in Winnipeg in 1973, Simon Hughes holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba (1996) and a MFA from the University of California, Irvine (2010). His art practice encompasses painting, drawing, and video. Since 2000, he has worked almost exclusively on paper using watercolour and collage. His “Northern” series of narrative works explore regionalism and common stereotypes of Canada’s arctic region. They illustrate his fascination with the Canadian abstract canon and its interaction with visual culture.

A Critical Modernist at heart, Simon Hughes’ abstracts and quasi-architectural renderings create fantastical Canadian scenarios while indulging his interest in childhood pursuits. Referencing Lego bricks and stickers, he uses his notable watercolour expertise to envision hypothetical architecture and invent an imaginary urban history. The resulting paintings engage in a critical dialogue on contemporary Canadian communities.
Hughes’ large, multi-paneled watercolour installations have been included in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada, the Confederation Centre for the Arts, Plug In ICA and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. His video work has been exhibited at museums and film festivals worldwide, most recently at the Sweeney Art Gallery at the University of California, in Riverside.

Consignments

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Historical Sale Highlights

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Late Winter in Baie St. Paul
Franklin Arbuckle
oil on canvas (20x26 in) 1945
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Forbes Hill Huntsville
Tom Thomson
oil (8.25x10.25 in) 1915
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Sketch Georgian Bay
Robert Genn
Acrylic (11x14 in) circa 2009
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Rockies Landscape
Frank Johnston
tempra (25.5x21 in) 1925
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Two Lakes
Walter Joseph Phillips
colour woodcut (8.5x13.5 inch) 1921
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Barns Near Jordan
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil (12x15 in) 1962
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Fight to the Death 2/30
Henry Eric Bergman
wood block prints (7.75x7 in) 1930
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Mount Schaeffer 56/100
Walter Joseph Phillips
Woodblock (9x10.25 in)
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Temptation in the Desert (Pornographic Reading)
William Kurelek
Mixed Media (20x16 in) 1975
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Brooks Falls, Parry Sound
John William Beatty
oil on panel (10.5x13.75 in) 1932
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