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"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 / Leave a Comment

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 / Leave a Comment