© Edward McHugh/Gallery 339. Intake, 2010, Wax-Diffused Pigment Print
Surface Tension, an exhibition of lush landscape images by Edward McHugh, is currently on view at Gallery 339 in Philadelphia. Similar to his earlier photographs, the straight-forward beauty of the landscapes belies their underlying complexity. Informed by 19th century painting and photography, abstract expressionism, minimalism and a range of other sources, McHugh is able to layer these diverse and at times dissonant ways of seeing into cohesive pictures. Ironically, these painterly pictures could only be photographs, as McHugh uses the camera’s ability to capture the spontaneous and the uncontrived. Working at this point of so many intersections, the blurred territory between painting and photography, McHugh is able to instill his images with a genuine sense of mystery. The exhibition is on view until July 9, 2011. To see more of McHugh’s work click here.
-courtesy of Gallery 339.