Four color screen print on French 100lb cover
24 x 18 in
Signed edition of 180
Radio Four is based on a photograph Broughan took in Cambridge, England, and attempts to capture the gentle quality of the English summer, contrasting it with the pink heat of Brooklyn in August. Here, and Broughan's work in general, the multiple locations depicted reveal the artist's preoccupations with travel, migration, and colonialism. And metaphorically the flowers symbolize the transience of life, as well as our connection to the natural world. Working with the master printers at Kayrock, the artist manipulated the photographic halftone image to appear airy and slightly faded. This effect is amplified by the geometric neon surround, while the printed line of stitching acknowledges the work’s status as a physical object.
Jude Broughan creates photo-based collages and assemblages, slicing and stitching together original and found photographs, fabrics, painted and printed elements, in formal compositions that are both abstracted and allegorical- ruminations on photography and perception, as well as processes of traveling and migration, and patterns of human behavior. Her approach is that of a printmaker's mind, attentive to color and material. The use of stitching allows the images, distinguished by their immediacy, to be incorporated into carefully composed arrangements, the thread dividing our attention between the physicality of the art object and the patterning of its surface. In addition to her assemblage studio practice, Jude Broughan also produces limited edition artists' books, and prints.
Originally from New Zealand, Jude Broughan lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions in New York, Miami, and Hamilton, New Zealand, as well as numerous group exhibitions and projects in Austria, Germany, New Zealand, and the United States, including the MoMA Design Store. She was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2015 and a Yaddo residency in 2018. Her work has been reviewed in Kolaj Magazine, Musée Magazine, Domino, Art in America, Blouin Artinfo, Collector Daily, Eye Contact, The Village Voice, and Whitehot Magazine, among others. Broughan holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA from Hunter College. She teaches in the Visual Arts Department at SUNY College at Old Westbury.