SHARA HUGHES (B. 1981)
SHARA HUGHES (B. 1981)

Chill Pill

Details
SHARA HUGHES (B. 1981)
Chill Pill
signed, titled and dated 'SHARA HUGHES "Chill Pill" 2016' (on the reverse)
oil, acrylic and dye on canvas
36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm.)
Executed in 2016.
Provenance
Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2017
Literature
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Shara Hughes, Berlin, 2021, p. 36 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Metropolitan Opera, Gallery Met, Lamenting, Sighing, Weeping, February-May 2017.
Dijon, Le Consortium, Shara Hughes: PIVOT, December 2020-April 2021.

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Lot Essay

"I decided to title the show 'Lamenting, Sighing, Weeping.' Those are the first words Ježibaba sings in the opera when she and Rusalka meet. I feel like it’s the theme for the whole story—it’s how it all begins and ends with Rusalka and the prince. I felt a strong connection with Ježibaba’s character and Rusalka. The whole story is about wanting something you can’t have and the pain of love that can’t exist. I think the window/framing tool I use in the paintings that makes the viewer look through to something else reflects the entire theme of this opera" – Shara Hughes, The Metropolitan Opera, 2017.

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