A blog companion to LindaHutchins.com

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

"The Word Hand" Dress rehearsal drawings

Drawings from last night's dress rehearsal for The Word Hand

These and more performance and studio drawings will be available for purchase immediately following the performances and during the open viewing hours.

The Word Hand
Created and performed by
Linda Austin, Pat Boas and Linda Hutchins
October 23-25, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm (doors at 7:30)
Open viewing hours:
October 24-26, Friday-Sunday 2-5pm (free)

Performance Works NW, 4625 SE 67th Ave, Portland, Oregon

Tickets: $10-$25 at the door or in advance HERE

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.

These performances and open viewing hours are the culmination of a long-term collaboration that has developed through residencies and presentations by Austin, Boas and Hutchins at Caldera, Wieden+Kennedy, and Project Cityscope’s The New Structure. The Word Hand is funded in part by a Project Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

— Linda Hutchins, October 23, 2014 / Leave a Comment

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

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

"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

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

Echo Chamber Final Drawing Session

In the final percussion/drawing session for Echo Chamber, Mary Law and I strike the walls with silver thimbles on all our fingers, following the rhythms of Steve Reich's Clapping Music (1972). With each stroke, a little silver wears off and leaves a mark on the wall, a visual trace of our engagement with the music and each other. (more…)

— Linda Hutchins, April 5, 2013 / 1 Comments