Bethan HuwsFebruary 6 - March 30, 2008
This will be the first museum exhibition in the U.S. of work by the outstanding Welsh artist BETHAN HUWS (1961 Bangor, Wales). Her work was featured at the 2003 Venice Biennale and she is the recipient of the 2006 B.A.C.A. Europe Laureate prize, which recognizes outstanding European artists in mid-career. Bethan Huws has had solo exhibitions in Europe at such leading showcases of contemporary art as the Kunsthalle Bern and Tate Modern (London).
Over the past twenty-five years Bethan Huws has produced a multifaceted body of work in various media -- watercolors, sculptures, text based works presented both in museums and in outdoor spaces and, more recently 35mm films that she has scripted and directed. Huws' art is grounded in the innovations of minimal and conceptual art. Her equally poetic and analytical art is also based on her extensive readings in the fields of linguistics and psychology, her involvement with the ideas of Wittgenstein and Marcel Duchamp, and a singular perspective on things afforded by her rural, Welsh background.