Currently on View on the Concourse: GRAB BACK artist Kate Hush
View in person 24/7 in the Gateway 2 Concourse attached to Newark Penn Station, across from Project for Empty Space.
Kate Hush appeared in New York City via train, has held an interest in wicked women from birth, and first touched neon lighting the year Karen Black was taken from us. She is a quiet woman, and doesn’t wish for you to know any more.
"Triboluminescence is the creation of light through the breaking of bonds. There’s pulling, ripping, scratching, crushing, abrasion - and finally, radiance. When a diamond is cut it fluoresces blue or red, not unlike how a person could be described. He is feeling blue, or she is red with anger. In people, in objects, solid states are disrupted. These rips are the the road to a blinding denouement.
This friction is what I capture in intricately thin silhouettes - bodies and scenery made of light. The men have suffered, and will suffer. The women are conniving and manipulative, naturally. Their tears are phony and their heels are high. I am bringing to light, literally, their wicked ways. They are fiery, guileful, calculating, crazy...or is it just that their brightness is harder to shield? Others are rotten, are double crossers, and they are somehow forgotten. But when a woman produces sharpness it’s as if she yields a deep eternal cut. So why not capture that wound in light? I illustrate the moment when you realize you’ve followed her down the wrong road, right before the crash. You’re going to call them all crazy bitches anyway, so why not light them that way?" - Kate Hush
YOU CAN RELAX AROUND ME • 6mm and 12mm Italian neon glass filled with argon gas• 120v Power Supply
A BAD MAN IS HARD TO BLIND • 39” x 43” • 8mm Italian neon glass filled with argon and neon gas• animated 120v Power Supplies