October 6–December 23, 2020
Archipelago will feature a new series of large-scale, gloss-on-aluminum paintings built up with from interwoven lines and swathes of uninterrupted color. In some works, the almost uniform color of the picture plane is punctuated by cells or sections of contrasting hues. Hume often stretches his imagery to the point of abstraction, and the paintings in Archipelago have a haunting, ambiguous presence, without an obvious referent. Although the subject matter of the drawings and the paintings isn’t immediately clear, together the body of work represents Hume’s response to the humanitarian crises of the present day.