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— Linda Hutchins, September 9, 2016 / Leave a Comment

Review of "Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E"


Last year I visited the Henry Art Gallery five times to view Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E. I participated as a Reader/Scribe, attended performances in the galleries (Bang on a Can and Stuart Dempster's Bull Roarchestra), and spent time experiencing Hamilton's expansive work. After my third visit, Annin Barrett, Reviews Editor, suggested I review the show for Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture. I'm honored that my review has now been published online here.

— Linda Hutchins, January 27, 2016 / Leave a Comment

Bricolage / Discrete Series June 6 - 30


June 6-30, 2015
Bricolage / Discrete Series: an empirical exhibition
the gallery / Passages Bookshop
17 SE Third Avenue, Suite 502 (corner of Ankeny, top floor), Portland, Oregon
Opening reception Saturday, June 6, noon - 3 pm

David Abel asked for one of my typewritten works for a show that he says "pulls together as many different kinds of images as I can ... different in as many different ways as I can imagine."

— Linda Hutchins, June 2, 2015 / Leave a Comment

Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology

My typewritten work is featured in a two-page spread in Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology by Barrie Tullett, published last year by Laurence King Publishing Ltd.

— Linda Hutchins, June 1, 2015 / Leave a Comment

Drawing in Silver and Gold


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."

— Linda Hutchins, June 1, 2015 / Leave a Comment

Dwell Magazine


The studio receives some gorgeous press in Dwell Magazine this month in an eight-page feature article on the Bowstring Truss House. The drawing suite Torrent appears in a two-page photo of the living area (above and detail below), and a view of the studio follows on the next spread. Thank you to Brian Libby for his generous text and to Matthew Williams for his stunning photographs, and deepest gratitude to all who helped to make this dream come true: Works Partnership Architecture, Don Tankersley Construction, Christi Carter & Associates Interior Design, and Samuel H. Williamson Associates Landscape Architecture.

... much of my aesthetic as an artist has to do with editing things out, paring things, until some kind of essence is revealed. That also applies to the way the design of the house evolved.

—Linda Hutchins, quoted by Brian Libby in "Living in Concert," Dwell Magazine, June, 2015

— Linda Hutchins, June 1, 2015 / Leave a Comment

Artist Talk on Video

The Portland Art Museum has made available this video of my Artist Talk, in which I compare and contrast two works in the Museum's collection: Man Ray's Cadeau and a Korean Men's Formal Hat.

— Linda Hutchins, May 27, 2015 / Leave a Comment

Artist Talk at Portland Art Museum


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.

— Linda Hutchins, February 25, 2015 / Leave a Comment

Pat Boas Logo in Transformation Chase

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Pat Boas Logo series

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.


— Linda Hutchins, February 14, 2015 / Leave a Comment

INFLUENCE in process

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: mail@hand2mouththeatre.org or 503-235-5284

— Linda Hutchins, November 4, 2014 / Leave a Comment