Edges, a show of collages by Israel Hughes is up through March 30, at Roll Up Studio + Gallery
Oregon native Hughes has created an ensemble of singular abstract works and series under such rubrics as Roman Ruins, Figures and Clocks.
Hughes’ process and improvisatory style are informed by visual poetry, New York Dada and a storied history as a theater manager and blues musician.
He developed his current work within a self-imposed constraint of forty-eight hours per piece, all the while listening to Thelonious Monk and John Cage.
A founding member of 12×16 gallery, a Portland collective from 2005-2017, Hughes surprises, provokes and delights.
Roll-Up Studio + Gallery is at 1715 SE Spokane St. 503.267.5835. rollupspace.com