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Work in Progress at W+K

The Word Hand: Research | Rehearse
Wieden+Kennedy, 224 NW 13th Ave., Portland, Oregon
May 16 - 29, 2014
Final work session in the space 4 - 6 pm Thursday, May 29

Linda Austin, Pat Boas, and I are grateful to Wieden+Kennedy for the opportunity to use their lobby gallery as our laboratory the past two weeks. Our series of collaborative, performative wall drawings The Word Hand is funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and supported by an Artist Residency at Caldera. It will be presented by Performance Works NorthWest October 23 - 26, 2014 as part of their Alembic Co-Production series.

— Linda Hutchins, May 29, 2014 / Leave a Comment

The Word Hand: Research | Rehearse

The Word Hand: Research | Rehearse
Wieden+Kennedy, 224 NW 13th Ave., Portland, Oregon
May 16 - 29, 2014
Open to the public 9 am - 6 pm weekdays
Artists at work in the space 4 - 6 pm Thursdays and Fridays (May 16, 22, 23, and 29)

Linda Austin, Pat Boas, and I are excited by this opportunity to test our collaborative drawing and movement ideas in public on a large scale in this exhibition/residency at Wieden+Kennedy. (more...)

— Linda Hutchins, April 16, 2014 / Leave a Comment

Contemplating Kelly Rauer

I'm honored to be invited by Kelly Rauer to participate in the closing reception for Portland2014 at Disjecta and the grand opening of FLOCK Dance Center. (more...)

— Linda Hutchins, April 16, 2014 / Leave a Comment

In and Out of Rhythm - Governor's Office Exhibition Dates extended

Linda Hutchins: In and Out of Rhythm
Governor's Office, Oregon State Capitol, 2nd floor
900 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon
February 14 - April 23, 2014

I'm delighted this exhibition has been extended through Wednesday, April 23. The show includes this etching, Field, from my Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at Sitka last fall.

— Linda Hutchins, April 16, 2014 / Leave a Comment

"Five Sketches" Installed in the Governor's Office

Five Sketches Practice #1-5, installed in the Governor's Office, Oregon State Capitol, alongside the miniature state flag that was carried to the moon by Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing!

— Linda Hutchins, February 13, 2014 / Leave a Comment

In and Out of Rhythm - In the Governor's Office

Linda Hutchins: In and Out of Rhythm
Governor's Office, Oregon State Capitol, 2nd floor
900 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon
February 14 - April 16, 2014
Opening reception Friday, February 14, 3-4 pm

I'm excited to present this solo exhibition in the Governor's Office, a once-in-a-lifetime honor. For the past two years I've been drawing with both hands, all ten digits at once, sacrificing control for a direct reflection of body symmetry and dynamics. The audible rhythms of my repetitive mark-making have led to cross-disciplinary collaborations involving language, sound, and movement. This exhibition includes the fruits of some of those collaborations. (more...)

— Linda Hutchins, February 9, 2014 / Leave a Comment

The Word Hand - Related events and thanks!

Visual artist Pat Boas (left), dancer Linda Austin (right), and I have been collaborating to explore what happens when drawing is placed in a visibly time-based context and ritualized as record and residue of movement. (more...)

— Linda Hutchins, February 9, 2014 / 3 Comments

Now Read This

Now Read This
Arts and Humanities Gallery, Boise State University
220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, Idaho
February 20 - October, 2014
Opening reception Thursday, February 20, 5-8 pm

45 works by 39 contemporary artists of international background and reputation from the collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky. Reiteration (Pay attention.) (shown above) is included in the exhibition.

— Linda Hutchins, February 9, 2014 / Leave a Comment

Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency, Sitka Center

Last October, I was honored to work with master printer Julia D'Amario for two weeks in a Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at Sitka Center. Under Julia's skilled tutelage, I adapted traditional etching tools and processes to engage both hands and all fingers at once in marking the copper plate. In the photo above, I am burnishing the plate with both hands, steel thimbles on all ten digits, to create a spatial rendering of the rhythms of Steve Reich's Clapping Music, 1972. The resulting etching, Field, is one of several prints we produced that will be included in my solo exhibition In and Out of Rhythm at the Governor's Office February 14 - April 16, 2014.

— Linda Hutchins, February 9, 2014 / 1 Comments

Repercussion

I'm pleased to announce the completion of a new publication, Repercussion, made possible with the support of Career Opportunity Grants from both the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation. (more...)

— Linda Hutchins, October 12, 2013 / Leave a Comment