DESIRÉ  HOUGH  

 

desire.a.hough@gmail.com

 

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Current and Past Exhibitions

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Fun House: Art of the Sureal, Fantastic, and Bizarre

 

Barratt Art Center

Poughkeepsie, NY

July 23- Sept. 3, 2016

 

Event Info

 

Fun House: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic and Bizarre is a premier national exhibition. Fun House embraces visual art from individual works to installations and invites established and emerging artists to submit works that celebrate all that a Fun House offers: the marvelous, disorienting, fantastic, disquieting, and surreal.  Barrett’s Fun House is a site for discoveries and secrets; artists are invited to submit surprising (but not to me) works that engage with the real/unreal, the miniature and the gigantic, optics and illusion, and/or the politics of display.  Fun House will be installed in Barrett Art Center’s 1830s Greek Revival townhouse in all three floors of galleries and studios, multiple staircases, and in hidden closets and corners. The Barrett townhouse lends itself well to a dramatic, visually compelling presentation of contemporary and cutting-edge work. The show is visited by art appreciators and collectors from the Hudson Valley and beyond, including New York City and the suburbs of Connecticut.

Trumped Up

 

Gallery Luperca

Nashville, TN

July 9 - August 11, 2016

 

Event Info

 

Gallery Luperca presents a show all about America’s Voldemort: Donald Trump. In light of recent political developments and the blustering businessman’s impending GOP presidential nomination, we can only think to make art about it. Whether locking lips with Putin or dangling his famous micropenis, contemporary images of The Donald serve as powerful commentary on the danger of ego and wealth run amuck and the horrifying discourse on race and religion Trump spews. Opening July 7-10pm

Where Are We Going, Where Have We Been

 

MINT gallery

Atlanta, GA

Feb. 20 - March 20, 2016

 

MINT announces the selected artists included in their 3rd Annual National Juried Exhibition. Co-juried by Atlanta artists Micah and Whitney Stansell, Where We Are Going, Where We Have Been seeks to showcase the work of some of the most dynamic and
innovative emerging cultural producers currently working in the United States. Out of over 250 emerging artists from all over the U.S. who submitted works, a total of 36 artists were chosen for the exhibition - from California, Georgia, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina,Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

Diversity: The Art of Individuality Together

 

Nashville, TN

Jan. 28 - April 28

 

Chromatics Second Floor Gallery presents a captivating collection of work by 29 artists portraying their individual styles in every medium.

 

Opening on Jan. 28th from 6-8- at 625 Fogg St.

What If?

 

Eastern Kentucky University: Giles Gallery

Richmond, KY

Jan. 25-Feb. 19

 

Thirty-six artists from 20 states will be showcased in Eastern Kentucky University’s National Juried Chautauqua Art Exhibition.  The juror for the exhibit is John Begley, Louisville artist, curator and former gallery director. Begley recently retired from the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville.


Read more about it here

 

Now or Neverland - Art Basel 2015

 

Miami, Florida

Dec. 3rd thru 6th 

 

A curated journey through art, live music and digital technology hosted by The Miami Urban Contemporary Experience at Chef Creole Performance Park. 

 

Gallery Schedule:

Thursday - Saturday: 3pm - 10pm, Sunday: 10am - 1pm

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Exhibition 280

 

The Huntington Museum of Art

Huntington, WV

Oct. 10 - Feb 14

 

Juror:  Patterson Simswill, who served as Director of the Montclair Art Museum from 2001 to 2008 and was Deputy Director for Research Support at The Museum of Modern Art from 1996 to 2001.

 

Exhibition 280 is a regional, juried exhibition, which has been presented in various versions at HMA since 1953, includes paintings, sculptures, textiles and video installations.  More than 430 submissions were received and from those, 69 works were selected for inclusion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     Bricolage

 

                     Ground Floor Gallery

                     Nashville, TN

                     Sept. 5 - 26

 

 

                     A presentation of selected works from studio artists at                            Ground Floor Gallery.

Rotting Piñata

 

 

Ground Floor Gallery

Nashville, TN

Aug. 1 - Sept. 3

 

Desire’ Hough’s solo installation, Rotting Piñata, is a birthday party that was eagerly planned but never occurred for unspoken reasons, leaving the viewer with underlying notions of death. The piñata was never hit yet is falling apart, cake never cut but not at all appetizing, wrinkly balloons at your feet, and gifts left unopened create a subtly haunting scene.  The party becomes a memorial site that is left untouched in mourning. 

 

Black Creek Arts Juried Exhibition

 

Black Creek Arts Council

April 2 - May 29

 

 

Juror: Frank McCauley was born in Jacksonville, FL in 1980. Upon receiving his BFA in painting from Winthrop University in 2003, he moved north to Syracuse, NY where he attended Syracuse University and received his MFA in 2008. Frank has been the Director and Curator for Spark Contemporary Art Space in Syracuse, NY and is currently the Assistant Director and Chief Curator for the Sumter County Gallery of Art in Sumter, SC. As an artist he has been in numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and has had solo exhibitions in South America, SC, CA, and NY. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art in the Indigo

 

April 29, 2015

5-9pm

 

 

Hotel Indigo

Nashville, TN

Nationwide All Media Open Juried Exhibition: Earth Elements

 

March 8 - April 3

Providence Art Club, Providence, RI

 

Exhibition Juror :

Allison Lee Newsome, Ceramist and Educator, holds a M.F.A. in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and a B.F.A. in sculpture from Chico State University in Chico, California. She has also studied at Buckinghamshire College in England. A prolific artist, Ms. Newsome is represented by galleries in Boston, Philadelphia, and Ogai, Ohio. Her works are held in numerous museum collections including those of the Beatrice Wood Museum in Ojai, California, the RISD Museum in Providence, Rhode Island, and the Institute of Ceramic Art in Jingdezhen, China. She has lectured at colleges and universities throughout the United States including at the Art Institute of Chicago, Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard University.


The Artist's Alphabet

Juried Exhibition

 

Dec. 18, 2014 -  Jan. 30, 2015

Ground Floor Gallery (Nashville, TN)

 

"The Artist’s Alphabet may be gallery’s best exhibit to date. Curated by Jodi Hays, the juried exhibition shows 10 mid-career artists that have established their own rules within their practice. In her curatorial statement, Hays references artist Charline Von Heyl: "I have an alphabet of tricks, an alphabet of colors." Hays, who is an accomplished painter in her own right, proves to be a capable curator with a great ability to choose works that relate to one another subliminally." Jodi Hayes explains, "In this juried exhibition I chose works from artists who seem to be following their own practice, with their own rules or "alphabet".

 

Read the rest of the review from NashvilleScene here 

 

Here To GO

2nd Annual Juried Exhibition

 

MINT Gallery

Atlanta, GA

Jan. 10 - Feb. 8 

 

Featuring artworks from 57 artists throughout the United States, Here to GO, is co-juried by Atlanta artists Craig Dongoski & Pam Longobardi, and aims to make a public presentation that exposes and encourages art that is invested in defying consensus reality or the status quo with disruptive innovation.