Jessica Jackson Hutchins (b. Chicago, 1971) is a Portland-based artist working across a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, and video. Hutchins’ works have been exhibited widely throughout the US and abroad, most notably with her inclusion in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and 2013 Venice Biennale. Hutchins has also been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (2011); the Hepworth Wakefield Museum, West Yorkshire, UK (2013); the Edythe and Eli Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (2013); and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2014). Currently, an exhibition of her paintings is on view at the Columbus College of Art and Design’s Beeler Gallery, OH through September 10, 2016. Hutchins’ work is included in several public collections, namely the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Portland Art Museum. She is represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York; Timothy Taylor Gallery, London; and Johann König Gallery, Berlin.
Hutchins’ practice is characterized by an organic and direct engagement with her chosen materials. Her paintings, sculptures and installations are populated by clay, fabric, and varied found objects. Hutchins’ works are poignant juxtapositions of the handmade by which she conveys the intimacy between art and life. Everyday household objects from furniture to clothing are re-contextualized and transformed through expanded definitions of domesticity. Her works also explore a subtle yet ambitious sense of linguistic playfulness. Based upon a willingly unmediated discourse between artist, artwork and viewer, Hutchins’ works ultimately utilize and bestow an intimate engagement with materiality and form.
Reception: Saturday, July 23 6–10pm
Venue: Christian Science Reading Room
Gallery Hours: Wed–Sat, 12–5pm **CLOSED FRIDAY AUGUST 26TH**
13 SW Byers Ave | Pendleton
Residence: Portland, OR