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Alexandra Hughes

Visual Art Exhibition

16 April – 30 May 2010

Arrangements is a series of six photographs, taken between December 2009 and April 2010, each consisting of multiple layers of light and time. Using the blank side of a photograph, Hughes places this within the Studio’s architecture and takes a photograph of it and the shadows cast across its surface. This is then printed and placed in another location to capture a new shadow. This process is repeated and the layers of the photograph multiply to construct a new geography of the building bringing disparate surfaces in contact with one another.

Also presented is Frosted Glass (2010), a series of photographic contact sheets of diffused light through windows within the building. Natural light is seen in squares of colour that range from blue, through green and yellow to red, what is not at first apparent is seen in compelling simplicity.

Adding to these works is 12 Hours of a White Wall (2010), a work that completes a trilogy of works in which photographic slides (taken every 6-12 minutes depending on the duration of the work) record the light cast across a white wall for the duration of time listed in the title – from sunrise to sunset. They are replayed in the single rotation of a slide carousel, making visible the usually unseen colour shifts that occur as daylight passes.


Alexandra Hughes Information Sheet

Artist in Conversation: Film


Alexandra Hughes, born 1982 lives and works in London. She studied Fine Art Media (MFA) at Slade School of Fine Art and previously, Photography (BA HONS) at Falmouth College Arts.
Alexandra Hughes has exhibited internationally and she was invited by the British School at Rome to exhibit at the Real Academia de Espana en Roma, Italy (2010). She has also taken part in shows including, Sanhe Museum-Hangzhou, China (2010), Pianamola Gardens- Rome, Italy (2010), g39 – Cardiff, UK (2010) James Taylor Gallery – London, UK (2010), The Photographers’ Gallery – London, UK (2009), Stanley Picker Gallery Project Space – Kingston, UK (2009), Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool, UK (2008).
(Biography correct at time of exhibition, May 2010).