Darryl Hughto: Diamonds is the first exhibition presented in the newly named Sam and Adele Golden Gallery located at the Golden Artist Colors, Inc. manufacturing facility in New Berlin, NY.
The exhibition opens on Sunday, September 13 with a reception for the artist from 3 PM to 6PM and runs through Saturday November 21, 2009.
Painter Darryl Hughto has had over fifty one person shows and is the recipient of the prestigious Theodoran Award and a Gottlieb Foundation grant.
The works in the exhibition were created thirty years ago when Hughto explored this series of abstract paintings combining raw canvas stained with liquid acrylic and thicker paint applications in an unique synthesis that explored how format, in this case a diamond shape within a rectangle, could liberate drawing and color in painting. This focused chapter in Hughto's development presents him as an unmistakable, expressive and strongly independent artistic voice, a voice that continues to innovate to this day.
These paintings have not been presented formally for decades and this exhibition will provide an opportunity for those familiar with Hughto's recent approach to painting in landscape, still life and figuration to trace the artist's early development. In the Diamonds, as featured in this exhibition, Hughto deftly played with the convention of figure/ground in painting as his recent work has deployed abstract elements to contemporize their subjects.
An illustrated catalog accompanying the exhibition features a text written by Steven Kern, Director of the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY.
Residing in Central New York, Hughto and his wife, the painter Susan Roth, have been collaborators with Golden Artist Colors since the inception of the company.