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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Smelt Fishers
Robert Pilot
oil on canvas (19.5x24 inch) 1956
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Warm Creek Passage
Robert Genn
Acrylic (16x20 in) circa 2013
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United Nations General Assembly
Pegi Nicol MacLeod
oil on canvas (20x34 in)
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Roofs of the North End
Vojtech Matousek
Oil on Panel (30x30 in) 2012
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Oxen Plowing
Maud Lewis
acrylic (11.5x11.5 in) 1962
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Chief
James Henderson
oil (24x18 in) 1930
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Rockwood
Alfred Joseph Casson
Oil on Panel (9.25x11 in) 1935
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Gloaming - 1st State
Walter Joseph Phillips
colour woodcut (9.5x8.25 in) 1925
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Untitled
William Kurelek
pen & ink (14.5x23 in) 1977
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Winnipeg Backlane
Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald
watercolour (20.5x13.25 in) 1935
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