8 arts picks: Blitzen Trapper, Lauren Weedman, Portland Gay Men's Chorus, ceramics exhibits, more - Amy Wang, The Oregonian (Portland, OR) - 03/16/17
"Portland visual artist Laura Hughes has created a new site-specific installation for Pacific University, 'The Tomb', that continues her explorations of light and reflection and that offers a place of respite to contemplate dislocation of memory."
Alt Perfect? - Jeff Jahn, PORT/portlandart.net (Portland, OR) - 02/15/17
"Laura Hughes latest show at Linfield Gallery titled 'Almost Perfect' explores with her obsession with interesting experiential effects caused by interesting materials that often have specific light oriented properties."
Less The Distance: Art Close to Home - Annie Colloredo-Mansfeld, The Circle Voice (Groton, MA) - 05/04/15
"Despite the unfamiliar ground, Hughes executed the display masterfully and without a hitch..."
Easy Does It In Groton: Controlled Capriciousness in 2D and 3D - J Fatima Martins, Artscope Magazine (Boston, MA) - 04/30/15
"If we were to give “Less the Distance” a sound it would be that of memory song — a giggling and crystalline tinkling atop a low, metallic, humming buzz within a science-fiction forest...."
Saturday Selects - Jill Singer, Sight Unseen (Brooklyn, NYC) - 04/11/15
"This week, we’re introducing you to a prime example of that influence: the work of Portland-based artist Laura Hughes, who counts Kasten, as well as James Turrell and Robert Irwin, among her biggest inspirations...."
Laura Hughes at PSU - Jeff Jahn, portlandart.net (Portland, OR) - 11/21/14
"This exhibition has more Flavin in it than I've seen from her before and the use of sequencing and stations points in a new direction for the artist..."
Er, two weeks in the arts - Amanda Manitach, City Arts (Seattle, WA) - 05/14/13
"Inside the main gallery space, Laura Hughes’ Turrell-like piece cast shimmery rainbows around the rim of the rectangular skylight..."
Studio Visit: Laura Hughes - Killeen Hansen, Untitled Magazine, PNCA (Portland, OR) - 01/09/12
"These days, Hughes is exploring the economy of gesture. How material and effect relate to each other. Learning to recognize that this, just this, this is enough."
The Infectious Corruption of Color - Jeff Jahn, portlandart.net (Portland, OR) - 02/28/12
"On Saturday it is time to toast the artists in The Infectious Corruption of Color; Calvin Ross Carl, Laura Hughes, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Amanda Wojick, Mike Womack. It is likely another worthy group show from the Archer Gallery..."
The Activation of Corners, The 10th Northwest Biennial Asks You to Take Off Your Pants - Jen Graves, The Seattle Stranger (Seattle, WA) - 01/24/12
"...A barely visible mural on the wall leading into the main gallery by Laura Hughes is in super-pale iridescent paint, opposite a bank of windows, so that it looks like a shadow cast by the windows on the wall."
Portland of the Free - Diana Lopez Moro, Kinki magazine (Zurich, Switzerland) - 09/01/11
Translated from German: "Spending time at Appendix, she tracked the play of shadows and traced them with fluorescent color to create bridges between light, time and architecture."
2010 Curatorial Roundup - Jeff Jahn, Portlandart.net (Portland, OR) - 01/31/11
"2010 was a year of ok group shows with some great solo shows like Judd, Ai Weiwei, Mark Grotjahn, Terry Winters, Michael Knutsen, Jesse Hayward, Storm Tharp, Bruce Conkle, Laura Hughes, Michael Brophy, Eva Speer, Andre Kretez etc. making it all worthwhile."
PORT 2010 Readers' Poll - Jeff Jahn, Portlandart.net (Portland, OR) - 01/05/11
"Breakout artist of the Year: Laura Hughes narrowly edged out Matt Green and in third place Eva Lake [...] Watch all three in 2011."
Laura Hughes' Relative Ground at PSU, The Score, October 2010 - Jeff Jahn, Portlandart.net (Portland, OR) - 10/29/10
"After an attention-getting rapid series of shows, she seems to be building up to a large scale public art commission... but I'd like to see her concentrate on a major statement show a year from now or so too."
Review: The Span of An Instant - Victor Maldonado, ULTRApdx.com (Portland, OR) - 09/15/10
"It’s as if Hughes had positioned the social and relational practices within her three-wall mural... making performers of us while shaping the visible and performative nature of contemporary painting."
Review: The Span of An Instant - Alex Rausch, Portlandart.net (Portland, OR) - 09/07/10
"Laura Hughes' piece fits into the lexicon of Appendix and her experience-based works are part of the strongest movement Portland art has to offer in its phenomenological splendor."
Review: Laura Hughes The Span of an Instant - Lisa Radon, ULTRApdx.com (Portland, OR) - 08/29/10
"I have thought and felt many things in the course of experiencing a work of art, but Thursday night was a first. My experience, a momentary epiphany, really, was so startling that when I left I fell down a rabbit hole considering the relationship between perception and existence [...] That sense of heightened awareness in the viewer felt very much to me like something Robert Irwin would hold to be one of the most pure aims of art making."
Interview with Matt Stangel, Portland Mercury Blogtown (Portland, OR) - 08/26/10
"When I spoke with Jenene Nagy about her upcoming curatorial residence at Disjecta, I asked who she'd match up for a collaboration if she could chose any two local artists. Nagy replied, 'Laura Hughes and Tahni Holt.'"
Review: Passed Presence - Jeff Jahn, Portlandart.net (Portland, OR) - 07/24/10
"Laura Hughes (a recent PNCA grad) has the potential to be one of the most exciting new artists on the Portland scene."
PRESS RELEASES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Laura Hughes: The Tomb - Pacific University - 03/23/17
Laura Hughes, "Almost Perfect" - Linfield College Gallery - 02/15/17
Odd Sods - Pacific Northwest College of Art - 10/14/16
Less The Distance: Rachel Adams Projects - 04/05/15
Less The Distance: de Menil Gallery - 04/05/15
The Lines Along Which Anything Lies - Littman Gallery, Portland State University - 11/07/14
Reflector at the Art Gym - Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR - 05/30/14
The City + The City - LxWxH, Seattle, WA - 05/15/13
Lathe of Heaven - Disjecta, Portland, OR - 12/14/12
Light Box - White Box, Portland, OR - 11/04/12
Portland Art Museum Announces Finalists for 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards - Portland Art Museum - 7/12/12
2011-12 RACC Grant Recipients - Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR - 01/18/12
The 10th Northwest Biennial Participating Artists - Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA - 12/18/11
Passed Presence - Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR - 07/05/10