April 2-30, 9 am-6 pm On view in the Visitors Center Gallery. American artist Amy Hutcheson’s works are a response to daily
April 2-30, 9 am-6 pm
On view in the Visitors Center Gallery.
American artist Amy Hutcheson’s works are a response to daily life. Each composition explores relationships between space, line, color, and form. Each work begins with the assembly of a smaller scaled collage influenced by music, joy, color, and structure that is then translated to the canvas with variations made to relate to the scale and emotion the larger surface offers. Forms intersect and overlap to create a strong ﬁgure-ground relationship. Surfaces are layered on top of each other and manipulated to draw the viewer through Amy’s dynamic world of color and form. As a result, each image unfurls then curls up within itself, folding and unfolding at the same time. Each painting explores what is intimate, what is on display, what is cherished and what is abandoned. Many of her pieces reveal pencil marks to show the artist’s hand, inviting the viewer to extend their gaze along the picture plane.
“My works are fueled by joy, jazz, physical movement, and synesthesia. The marks that lay just under the surface reveal the most intimate aspects of the self.” Each title further unveils hints and gives pause to the viewer and invites them to forget their troubles to get lost in a joyful world of color, humor, and mark-making. Each piece becomes a transformative environment.
There is a reception on April 10 from 2-4 pm.
2 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 30 (Saturday) 6:00 pm