Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 12:15pm
609 Bowe Street, Room 535
For her third solo show in NYC at the Derek Eller Gallery this past June, Portland Oregon-based artist, Jessica Jackson Hutchins presented video, sculpture and ceramics as a means with which to explore intimacy, compassion, and human frailty. Hutchins’ sculptural works embody a sense of the monumental, the intimate and the personal. They further combine the monotony and the contrasting, overwhelming emotion and frenetic energy of family with the extravagant beauty of childhood and suburbia. Her objects suggest the slacker, however, the ambition behind the objects suggests willful, sweet intention.
Hutchins’ undergraduate education was at Oberlin in Art History and then she earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.