Brooklyn-based artist Shara Hughes paints imagined landscapes rendered in vivid, hallucinatory colors. Her paintings combine elements of landscape, still life, and figuration to dizzying effects.
The work to be displayed on the Greenway was originally created by painting a diptych canvas. This canvas will be exhibited for one year at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, with whom the Greenway has partnered for this mural installation.
“A standout of the celebrated 2017 Whitney Biennial, Shara Hughes has pioneered new paths in contemporary landscape painting. We are delighted to present her exuberant work on a monumental scale at Dewey Square.” – John B. Ravenal, Executive Director at deCordova.
This will be Hughes’ first large-scale mural. Her vision will be executed by professionally-trained muralists, Overall Murals. The mural brings to downtown Boston a catalytic combination of art and nature; an outlook that follows the central mission of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
Hughes’ art will become part of the collection of murals that has been displayed at Dewey Square Park. Previous works include Shinique Smith’s Seven Moon Junction (2014) and Os Gemeos’ The Giant of Boston (2012), both recognized by the Public Art Network as among the best public artworks in the country.