Dark Paradise: A Conversation With Shara Hughes

2012 Magic Island, 72x72.

“I’m really connected with the act of painting,” explains Brooklyn-based artist Shara Hughes as she tries to corral her Boston Terrier Chicken Nugget in her Greenpoint studio. She almost didn’t need to say it. Looking around Hughes’s studio, it’s hard to miss her enthusiasm for painting. A wide array of paints, dyes and other art supplies fill an enormous central table, while brightly colored canvases in various stages of completion are scattered around...

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