KEVIN HUGHES: A FICKLE SONANCE - 04 Jun 2014 - 04 Jul 2014
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Kevin Hughes: A Fickle Sonance

“A Fickle Sonance” is in tribute to Jackie McLean’s jazz album of the same name. An album that marked the artist’s willingness and ability to adapt and change.

There is a beauty in the way people hear music in ordinary sounds, mixing and manipulating to make interesting musical arrangements. It is much in the same way that I strive to create work. Working with a juxtaposition of “clashing” elements, bright bold plastic next to clean metal, parts exist as elements that bounce and play off each other, much like the individual instruments in music. Occasionally there is something hidden. Perhaps you can sense a solid piece of metal through the translucency of the plastic, or there is a break in the form and a sliver of wood is exposed. All cannot be revealed on first observation. The intimacy of the purpose, jewelry, is that in wearing the piece you have the chance to pick up on its nuances.

Often the word “fickle” contains a negative connotation. But there is no greater truth than the idea that “the only thing that is constant is change.” For me, the idea of “fickle” is a triumph. It is not only an acknowledgement of change, but a full and shameless declaration that my tastes, ideas, views on life are constantly changing – and, thus, so is my work. Even for this new collection, “fickle” is demonstrated through the uniqueness of each piece and how I often strive to make something new and different each time, that there is no repetitiveness – only rhythm.


Klimt02 | Gallery presents in Barcelona A Fickle Sonance, a series of brooches & pendants by American artist Kevin Hughes. Often the word “fickle” contains a negative connotation. But there is no greater truth than the idea that “the only thing that is constant is change.” For me, the idea of “fickle” is a triumph.

JEWELS by KEVIN HUGHES: A FICKLE SONANCE

 Lemons and Oranges  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Brooch: Lemons and Oranges, 2014.
Plastic (found object), wood.
55x12x125 mm.
 Ketchup and Mustard  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Pendant: Ketchup and Mustard, 2014.
Plastic (found object), painted brass.
115x7x65 mm.
 Stockholm  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Brooch: Stockholm, 2014.
Plastic (found object), delrin.
17x105 mm.
 Danger Mouse  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Pendant: Danger Mouse, 2014.
Plastic (found object), Wood, 14K Gold.
12x 12x 127 mm.
 1990  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Pendant: 1990, 2014.
Plastic (found object), painted wood, silver.
45x15x55 mm.
 Operation  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Pendant: Operation, 2014.
Plastic (found object), painted brass.
40x10x60 mm.
 Laced  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Pendant: Laced, 2014.
Plastic (found object), silver.
20x10x135 mm.
 Inbetween  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Brooch: Inbetween, 2014.
Plastic (found object), resin, wood.
45x5x95 mm.
 Speed Bag  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Brooch: Speed Bag, 2014.
Plastic (found object), black patina on brass.
3.5 x 20x 9 cm.
 A Very Long Pill  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Pendant: A Very Long Pill, 2014.
Plastic (found object).
7x75 mm.
 Disco  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Pendant: Disco, 2014.
Plastic (found object), 14K gold, wood.
5 x 4.5 x 7 cm.
 Joker  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Brooch: Joker, 2014.
Plastic (found object), painted brass..
2.6 x 2.6 x 4.5 cm.
 Pinata  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Pendant: Pinata, 2014.
Plastic (found object), nickel, silver.
40x40 mm.
 Blue Cheese  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Pendant: Blue Cheese, 2014.
Plastic (found object), black patina on brass.
35x30x135 mm.
 Connected  by Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes.
Brooch: Connected, 2014.
Plastic (found object), painted brass, wood.
100x 7x11 mm.