Upper Gallery, Cass Sculpture Foundation
Free with general entry
Demo is an exhibition composed of found, adapted and hand-made objects in different eclectic
These works form a complete whole, in that the disparate works are in fact one work; Demo. This body of work was initially exhibited at South London Gallery as part of a composing residency Hughes completed this year. For this exhibition at SLG Sarah responded to the site in London, revealing the buildings history and social impact of the gallery in the area. Demo displays a diverse collection of techniques and materials such as marquetry and jesmonite, made possible by the rich resources and workshops available at West Dean College, where Sarah works as a Research Assistant and Lecturer. For Demo Hughes has re-purposed and re-aligned different compositions of these works in order to create a new exhibition speci cally for CASS. She has also introduced new elements, such as readymade toy horses covered in pink paint, in order to respond to the history of CASS and previous commissioned works, such as Michael Joo’s sculpture previously in the grounds; Doppelganger. In addition to this exhibition there will be a publication by Sarah Hughes in collaboration with David Stent, and a newly released CD of Sarah’s compositional work, available to buy in the visitor services centre at CASS.
Sarah Hughes is an artist, composer and performer and uses a variety of disciplines such as, sculpture, performance, print publications and text scores. She was born in 1983 in the UK and completed an MA in Social Sculpture at Oxford Brookes University in 2010 and a BA in Fine Art at Shef eld Hallam University in 2007. She currently lives and works in West Sussex. A selection of recent exhibitions include: One Dozen and Zero Units, South London Gallery (2016); As With Dwelling So With Life, South London Gallery, London; Objects of Conjecture, Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham (2015); Either Ear, OTO Projects, London; Open, Oriel Davies Gallery, Powys; NOW NOW, Sydney Non Objective, Australia (2014). Demo will run in collaboration with West Dean College and inaugurate the partnership between CASS and West Dean College.