Ancient Writings in Contemporary Contexts
A collection of large-and small-scale inscriptional paintings by Ken Hughes
July 25-August 25
Inscriptions – texts expressed formally or otherwise in different alphabets or languages – are a major source of inspiration for my paintings.
The aim of the collection in this exhibition is to visually express texts related to Jewish beliefs and culture, most in the Hebrew alphabet or transliterated Hebrew using the Roman alphabet. Writings have been selected from Psalms, Jewish writers, composers, or citizens. For example: Franz Kafka, Leonard Bernstein, or victims of the Holocaust.
ILLUSTRATION (detail): 2. ‘Psalm 122:7’ – Acrylic on wood panels ,18”x48”