Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Selected works by Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Couch For A Long Time

2009

Couch, newspaper, ceramic

73.7 x 193 x 90.2 cm

The title of Couch for a Long Time, Jessica Jackson Hutchins’ mixed media sculpture, implies a kind of indolence, a suggestion of idling, and the colour-streaked ceramic pots and sculptures seem to sit on the receiving cushions of their newspaper- clad couch like lazy characters in front of an absent TV. The physicality of the ceramic pieces’ forms – their bone- or flesh-coloured glazed surfaces, their bottom- heavy fatness – invokes the human body; even the couch itself, its cushions bulging like tongues in reaction to its occupants, has a bodily fatness, a subservience to gravity. By contrast, the couch’s surface, covered with newspapers, implies a different temporal idea: the speed of a news story, its sudden irrelevance. That the newspaper clippings repeatedly refer to the then-incumbent President Obama gives these parallel speeds added poignancy. Differing rates of change – the ceramic pieces, protected by a sheen of glaze, will remain intact for as long as they’re carefully held; both the material and the content of the newspapers become dated almost immediately after they’re printed – gives the title additional meaning. Obama became a vessel for certain ideas of optimistic change after the Bush presidency; debatably, those ideas have dated, even lost their lustre. The couch, too, accrues meaning by association: once in Hutchins’ childhood home, its newspaper covering is a kind of protection, as though the room around it were being painted. That, and the preservation implied by the vessels, gives Hutchins’ piece the gravitas of a domestic monument, to be remembered – with a kind of sad hope – for “a long time”.

Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Convivium

2008

Table, linen, paper maché and ceramic

134 x 144.1 x 136.5 cm
Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Still Life: Chair, Bowl and Vase

2008

Chair, plaster, collage and salt-fired ceramics

109.2 x 91.4 x 78.7 cm
Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Loveseat and Bowls

2008

Loveseat, plaster, fabric, and ceramics

156.2 x 105 x 133.4 cm
Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Couple

2010

Couch, ink, spray paint, charcoal dust, hydrocal, ceramic

124.5 x 178 x 107 cm

Text by Ben Street


Jessica Jackson Hutchins's Biography

Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Born in 1971, Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Berlin and Portland, OR



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2018
Los Angeles, CA, The Pit, Secret Sister, January 7 – February 18, 2018 [two-person exhibition]

2017
New York, NY, Boesky East, The People’s Cries, November 2 – December 22, 2017

2016
Columbus, OH, Columbus College of Art and Design, Beeler Gallery, Jessica
Jackson Hutchins: Cool Wake, organized by Michael Goodson, June 13 – September 10, 2016

2015
Portland, OR, The Lumber Room and The Cooley Gallery at Reed College, Jessica
Jackson Hutchins: Confessions, September 2 – November 8, 2015 [catalogue]
New York, NY, Marianne Boesky Gallery, I Do Choose, May 9 – June 13, 2015

2014
Berlin, Germany, Johann König, Coming II, May 3 – 24, 2014
Ridgefield, CT, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Unicorn, April 6 – September 21, 2014
Milwaukee, WI, Green Gallery, No. 1 Rainbow, March 19 – April 27,

2013
Hepworth Wakefield Museum, West Yorkshire, UK

2011
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, ICA Boston, Boston, MA
Jessica Jackson Hutchins: The Important Thing About a Chair, Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA (catalogue)

2010
Champions, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
Children of the Sunshine, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Over Come Over, Laurel Gitlen, New York, NY
Kitchen Table Allegory, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

2008
The Exponent of Earth (You Make Me ___), Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Hours and Ours, Small A Projects, Portland, OR

2007
Case Works 12: Stylite Optimism, Eric V. Hauser Memorial Library, Reed College, Portland, OR

2006
Peace at Home: The War Never Left, Small A Projects, Portland, OR

2004
Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2018
Sheboygan, WI, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Makeshift, September 23, 2018– March 3, 2019
Aspen, CO, Boesky West, Mother Sky, September 1– October 6, 2018
Milwaukee, WI, Sculpture Milwaukee, Sculpture Milwaukee 2018, curated by Russell Bowman, June 1 – October 22
Ridgefield, CT, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Domestic Plane: New
Perspectives On Tabletop Objects | Objects Like Us, organized by Amy Smith-Stewart and David Adamo, May 20, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Hudson, NY, SEPTEMBER, Sit-In, April 7 – May 20, 2018
San Francisco, CA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Nothing Stable under
Heaven, March 3 – September 16, 2018

2017
Portland, OR, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Doomtown, November 4, 2017 – January 13, 2018
New York, NY, Canada, Tomorrow, Tomorrow, June 15 – July 21, 2017

2016
Portland, OR, Adams and Ollman, The Ground, curated by Conny Purtill, September 9 – October 15, 2016
Portland, OR, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Crafting the Future, July 18 – August 27, 2016
Portland, OR, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland2016 Biennial, curated by
Michelle Grabner, July 9 – September 18, 2016
Louisville, KY, KMAC Museum, Material Issue: Subverting Form and Function, July 1– September 25, 2016
New York, NY, Bridget Donahue, On Empathy, June 29 – August 6, 2016
Brooklyn, NY, Brennan & Griffin, It/Ego, June 12 – July 17, 2016
Bronx, NY, Wave Hill, Glyndor Gallery, (Not So) Still Life, April 5 – July 4, 2016
Los Angeles, CA, Redling Fine Art, All Right, April 2 – May 21, 2016
Portland, OR, Adams and Ollman, esprit: Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Matthew Kirk,
Memory Jugs and Philadelphia Wireman, March 18 – April 16, 2016

2015
Stanford, CA, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Oshman Family Gallery, Mining the Ancient, October 14, 2015 – August 29, 2016
Rome, Italy, Fondazione GIULIANI, Consequences, curated by Jay Heikes, October 9 – December 12, 2015
Chicago, IL, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Assisted, curated by Jessica Stockholder, September 12, 2015 – January 16, 2016
New York, NY, Junior Projects, Rock Hound Swap Meet, organized by Randy Wray, July 9 – August 13, 2015
New York, NY, Jack Hanley Gallery, Zabriskie Point, January 9 – February 8, 2015

2014
Innsbruck, Austria, Galerie im Taxispalais, Living in the Material World, December 6, 2014 – February 15, 2015
Richmond, VA, Reynolds Gallery, Terra Firma, November 7 – December 24, 2014
Los Angeles, CA, ACME, Ok Great Thanks This Is So Ridiculous, June 7 – July 12, 2014
Krefeld, Germany, Museen Haus Lange Haus Esters, Living in the Material World, April 6 – October 8, 2014
New York, NY, The Highline, Archeo, April 2014 – March 2015
Portland, OR, Adams and Ollman, The Ground, March 7 – April 26, 2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Grimm Gallery, Trieste, organized by Jay Heikes, February 1 – March 15, 2014

2013
Cleveland, OH, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, The Suburban, November 1, 2013 – February 16, 2014
Venice, Italy, 55th Venice Biennale, The Encyclopedic Palace, June 1 – November 24, 2013

2012
Changing States of Matter, Brand New Gallery, Rome, Italy
Trieste, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy
Prima Materia, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
House Arrest, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT

2011
A Terrible Beauty is Born: 11e Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (catalogue)
Ryan Foerster, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Chadwick Rantanen, Laurel Gitlen, New York, NY
Reclaimed: Nature and Place Through Contemporary Eyes, Seattle Art Museum,Seattle, WA
Paul Clay, Salon 94, New York, NY
Memories Are Made Of This, Museum 52, New York, NY
Here/Now, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Dwelling, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

2010
The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
The Jewel Thief, The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY, curated by Ian Barry and Jessica Stockholder
Art of Paper 2010, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Face Your Demons, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Motherlode, Marylhusrt University, Marylhurst, OR
Summer Projects, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Kurt, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2009
Parenthesis, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
Dirt on Delight, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (catalogue)
Bent, The Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
LOVER, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY
Slough, David Nolan, New York, NY, curated by Steve DiBenedetto
An Expanded Field of Possibilities, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
The Mood Back Home, Momenta Art, New York, NY
ARE YOU WITH ME?, Laurel Gitlen, New York, NY
Presents, Rowley Kennerk, Chicago, IL, curated by Milwaukee International

2008
200597214100022008, Laurel Gitlen, New York, NY
Begin Again Right Back There, White Columns, New York, NY, curated by B. Wurtz
Kinda Like A Buffet, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Journey to the Center of Uranus, CANADA, New York, NY
Summer Group Exhibition, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Home/Office Landscapes, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Michelle Grabner’s Never Quite Happy Home, Southfirst Gallery, New York, NY
Ceramics, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL
NeoIntegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Keith Mayerson
Hump, Paul Kotula Projects, Ferndale, MI
Place of the Transcommon, INOVA, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, curated by Nicholas Frank

2006
Summer Group Exhibition, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Your Beauty’s Gold is Clay, Alexandre Gallery, New York, NY
Atlas of the Unknown, Small A Projects, Portland, OR
Jessica Jackson Hutchins Relics from a Lonely Dinner, Derek Eller Gallery,New York, NY
Gone Formalism, Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Inaugural Exhibition, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
Lonely Dinner, an event for Ghosttown with Red76, Portland, OR

2005
Make it Now, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY (catalogue)
International Laundry, Parisa Kind Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Taking Place, projects around Portland, OR
I live in a Castle, EFA, New York, NY, curated by Jessica Hutchins and Dan Torop

2004
Escapism: a viable political alternative, Champion Fine Art, New York, NY, curated by Fia Backström
Five Friends, a film and video22 program, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
Art Star and Sausage Factory, Debs & Co., New York, NY
Surface Tension, Lombard-Freid Fine Art, New York, NY
Ascend to the End, solo project Cabin for the Herbert Read Gallery, Kent, UK

2003
Drawings, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Kim Fisher, Midway Contemporary, St. Paul, MN
Really Real, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
Finnar Arnar Arnarson, Hlynur Hallson, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, The Living Arts Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Land Forms, Listagil, Akureyri, Iceland

2002
The Stray Show, Chicago, IL
The Drawing Center’s 25th Anniversary Benefit Selections Exhibition, New York, NY
I Just Can't Pretend, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
East International Exhibition, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK (catalogue)
Artist to Artist, Ace Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
Different Class, Debs & Co., New York, NY

2001
Darryl's Tears and Other Work, Ten In One Gallery, New York, NY
Drawings, Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
SKYBOX, Times Square Window Display, New York, NY
Winter Selections 2001, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (catalogue)
2000 Under the Influence, Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Jessica Hutchins Pedro Velez, Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Open Sudios, Shape Foundation, New York, NY

1999
No Metaphors, FGA, Chicago, IL
All Girls All Live, Bodybuilder and Sportsman, Chicago, IL
Smart Living, FGA, Chicago, IL
True Value, Swallow Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998
Group Show, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
Graduate Project Space Installation, 847 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL
Nippon V, Nippon Steel U.S.A., Inc., Chicago, IL

1996
46h Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Nine Ball: Works on Paper, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Estival Prelude, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Holiday Invitational, Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Art Dialogue Award