Red Dirt Studio Presents Amy Hughes Braden Rips

By Editorial Team on February 14, 2018
Photo courtesy of Amy Hughes Braden.
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Opening Reception: Friday, February 16 from 7pm to 9pm
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Amy Hughes Braden presents a solo exhibition of large paintings and small sculptures in the gallery at Red Dirt Studio.

From the Artist:
Shitty diapers and mountains of laundry take up space not only in my home but also on my canvases. I’ve hacked paintings apart, sutured pieces back together, and assembled cloth and resin forms as a way to break free of limiting gender roles, and address my internalized disdain for the expectations around motherhood. My work is loud and messy— I’m looking for space to exist that way in the world.

Artist bio:
Amy Hughes Braden is a DC based artist, and graduate of the Corcoran College of Art & Design. In 2017 she was the Artist-in-Residence at the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College, which followed her residency and exhibition at VisArts in Rockville, MD. Braden has worked extensively with the arts non-profit Transformer, including being selected to travel and present her work with them in Rome in 2016. Her last solo exhibition, “Are You Gonna Eat That?” was presented by Civilian Art Projects in 2014. Braden shows work regularly in the DC/Baltimore area in both DIY and commercial spaces, as well as nationally. She is the recipient of multiple DCCAH grants, the most recent of which will support a studio residency project for artist-mothers at Rhizome in 2018. Braden joined Red Dirt Studio in January 2018.

About Red Dirt Studio:
Red Dirt is a warehouse studio for a small group of independently practicing artists and creative professionals, from fresh out of school to nationally known. We share resources, offer critical feedback and push each other toward greater professionalism in our work; it is a space for projects, ideas and community exchange.

Gallery hours by appointment.

Red Dirt Studio is located at 4051 34th St., Mount Rainier, MD.