TOWNSEND CENTER, Wednesday,October 9, 2002
Excerpt from Between Chaos and Order: Dialectical Systems and the Work of Amanda Hughen, by Sharon Corwin and Beth Dungan
Hughen’s art...displays a repetition of forms with almost hyperbolic insistence, mimick-ing the processes of standardization and serialization inherent in systems of mass production. Hughen appropriates forms from architectural and typographic templates, ..but in her hands, these mass-produced forms fail to achieve their standardized perfection. Imperfections arise as forms butt up against each other, overlap, and partially dissolve. It is in this gap between standardization and irregularity, between order and chaos, that Hughen’s art is staged.