HUSH unveiled a set of portraits featuring wide faced models delicately cloaked in robes of grafﬁti tags and ﬂoral print. Each of the model’s eyes were blackened out (possible tie in to the show’s title, Unseen) and by losing the window to the models’ soul the viewer loses attachment to the subject. The focus point stops being about the models and more of the relationship between the delicateness of the female form contrasted with the rawness of the tags. Resulting in HUSH being able to deconstruct the masculinity and aggressive nature of grafﬁti and soften it right before the viewer’s eyes.
Displaying alongside his work for the ﬁrst time ever was HUSHʼs abstract paintings consisting of mixed media, screen-printed paintings, pencil studies, minimal pieces, screen prints and stickers collage on top of wood.
The opening night was packed with art enthusiasts and artists alike looking to grab a glance at HUSHʼs new work. If you weren’t able to make it to the opening it will remain on display at the Corey Helford Gallery through June 15.
Text: Keisha Leng / Photo: Birdman for Mass Appeal