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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Huckins show opens at Real Art Ways during this Thursday's Creative Cocktail Hour

Real Art Ways
56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006
Shawn Huckins: The Paint Chip Series
Through June 13, 2010.
Opening reception: Thurs., Apr. 15, 6—8 p.m. during Creative Cocktail Hour (Admission: $10/$5 for members)

Press release

Real Art Ways presents Shawn Huckins' The Paint Chip Series, which mimics the layout and explores the colors of paint cards found at home improvement stores. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held during Creative Cocktail Hour on Thurs., Apr. 15, 2010 from 6—8 p.m. Admission to the reception is $10/$5 for members.

The Paint Chip Series explores color choice and its meaning in our daily lives. Mimicking the exact proportions, font, layout, and hues of miniature paint cards found at a nation-wide home improvement stores, bands of color we may choose for our most intimate spaces—bedrooms, kitchens, family rooms—are an ideal stage to examine the everyday people and objects that occupy our world.">Huckins talks about his work: "My work concerns how an object's story and our surroundings relate to us. I find pure, simplistic beauty and exceptional intimacy in the common object and our everyday environment." Huckins, a New Hampshire native, has been living and working in his Middletown, Connecticut studio since 2006. Shawn uses what we see and use in our everyday lives as inspiration for his art such as fast food chains, gas stations and even the clothes that we wear. His work has been shown in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California.

Admission after April 15 is free to the public, although a $3.00 donation is requested.

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