My silver wall drawings receive mention in Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns, the catalog for the exhibition currently on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Kudos and thank you to Susan Schwalb, one of three living artists and the only woman in the show, and thank you to Bruce Weber, author of the chapter "Modern and Contemporary Drawing in Metalpoint."
Creating space for your own work involves creating space for the work that made a difference to you. This is why artists write essays; they do so to reposition the way we read or the way we respond so that the work they do can be read or seen more clearly.
-- Colm Tóibín, Introduction to What Would Lynne Tillman Do? by Lynne Tillman (p. 14)
Lately I've been visiting the Portland Art Museum and gathering my thoughts about two works in their permanent collection: Man Ray's Cadeau (1921/1972, pictured above) and Men's Formal Hat from Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). I will be speaking about both works in two weeks as part of the Museum's monthly series, Artist Talks. The series asks local and regionally based artists, designers, and thinkers to address works of art in the Museum's permanent collection and how they relate to their own practices. Please join me for a lively conversation.
Artist Talk and Happy Hour - Linda Hutchins
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:00 pm Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon
Advance tickets are suggested and include social time in the museum cafe following the talk.
Today is the final day of the show Transformation Chase at PCC Sylvania's Northview Gallery, and there will be a 2 pm gallery talk with the artists (Pat Boas, Brendan Clenaghan, Michelle Ross, and David Schell). I wish I could go. I would love to hear Pat Boas's thoughts about the materiality that is so present in her new handmade paper pieces. The highly organic deckle and the surface texture complicate the formal relationship of positive and negative space, and the physicality of the layers plays subtle visual tricks on me. The folds clearly indicate which layer of paper is on top but the cut shapes suggest a reversal and give the opposite illusion. In the white-on-white one, physicality becomes the whole story and I am drawn into the mystery of what might be taking place in that space out of sight between the layers. Oh, and I would go again just for another look at Michelle Ross's show-stopper, Om Chain. Daniel Peabody has a snapshot of it on Instagram.
Hand2Mouth presents INFLUENCE in process, the first in a series of conversations with artists and other extraordinary experts. Presented quarterly-ish, the series will address frequently (and infrequently) asked questions in the field of performance.
INFLUENCE in process invites four artists from four different disciplines to reflect on the artists, traditions, and other forces that have most powerfully shaped them as artists.
PETER Ksander | Design
MIZU Desierto | Choreography
MICHELLE Fujii | Taiko
LINDA Hutchins | Drawing / Performance
The evening will be moderated by Hand2Mouth Company member Julie Hammond.
INFLUENCE in process
November 10, Monday 7-9 pm
SHOUT HOUSE 210 SE Madison St. Ste 11
FREE (donations accepted) at the door
BEER / WINE available for purchase
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-235-5284
Images from last night's dress rehearsal for The Word Hand
photos by Chelsea Petrakis
The Word Hand
Created and performed by
Linda Austin, Pat Boas and Linda Hutchins Performances:
October 23-25, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm (doors at 7:30) Open viewing hours:
October 24-26, Friday-Sunday 2-5pm (free)
Dancer Linda Austin and visual artists Pat Boas and Linda Hutchins navigate the walls and floor of PWNW to create drawings through performance. Their work, developed in collaboration over the last year and a half, places drawing in a visibly time-based context and ritualizes it as record and residue of movement. They employ unusual drawing strategies and tools to extend, deflect, and disrupt their physical behavior. The resulting drawings can be read as transcriptions of both movement and language.