Heather Hutchison Narrates Walkthrough of Mid Air @ Winston Wächter New York

Opening in late February, 2020 the exhibition, "Heather Hutchison: Mid Air" at Winston Wächter Fine Art in Manhattan has been temporarily closed due to Covid-19. The artist takes us on a narrated tour of the exhibition with time-lapse videos of the kinetic works.

Brooklyn Rail Interview with Barbara Rose

Brooklyn Rail Interview with Barbara Rose

2/20/2020-3/28/2020 in Chelsea "Heather Hutchison: Mid Air"

Winston Wächter Fine Art, 530 W 25th St, New York, NY 
Heather Hutchison
Mid Air
February 20th – March 28th, 2020
Opening Reception with the artist Thursday, February 20th, 6-8pm
Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York is excited to announce Mid Air, an exhibition of new work by Heather Hutchison. These luminous abstract paintings meditate on light, air, and natural phenomena in our changing world and climate.
Hutchison continues to work on reclaimed Plexiglas mounted to birch plywood box frames. In her new series, she moves away from painting with beeswax to explore a more translucent acrylic medium that allows light and color to resonate within the paintings in new and exciting ways. Through succinct bands of horizontal color that slice across the picture plane, Hutchison evokes the shifting hues of the sky. As the light in the room
changes or the viewer moves around the pieces, the tones themselves shift. These works embrace the relative nature of color amid subtle changes of light.
This poetic series evokes landscape and horizon lines, as Hutchison draws from her childhood in Arizona and California, where both the desert and the sea offer long stretches of uninterrupted horizon. She recalls the stunning effects of light on polluted skies in the 1960s and 70s. More recently, Hutchison has been studying the low-lying fog in her area and images in the news of skies lit by wildfires. With bands of green, red, and black, Deforestation conjures a forest of trees that is burning and choking the air with smoke. Camp Fire similarly resembles a dazzling atmospheric display of an entire horizon in flames. Others, such as Rising Tide and Stratocumulus are cooler, with bands of blues, grays, and whites in varying opacities. Through her expressive titles, Hutchison’s studies of light and air elicit questions about the climate crisis and the role of human intervention in creating a new, disaster-centric natural world.
The light itself as depicted in these works is beautiful and sublime, but the knowledge of why it exists at all provokes distress and fear for the future. Hutchison allows space for this tension and shows us that both realities are valid. We can admire the mystery and beauty of brilliant light displays in the sky, while at the same time acknowledge our responsibility to the earth and environment.
Heather Hutchison was born in Corvallis, OR, in 1964. She was raised between coastal Oregon, Marin County and the southern border in Bisbee, Arizona. Her self-directed studies as an artist brought her from the San Francisco Bay Area to New York City in 1986. She currently works and resides in upstate New York. Hutchison has been included in numerous museum exhibitions including those at the Brooklyn Museum, Montclair Art Museum, the Smithsonian, the Knoxville Museum of Art, and the 44th Biennial Exhibition of American Painting at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Her work is held in several public collections including the Brookyn Museum, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Hutchison’s works have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Artnews, and Art in America, among others.
For further information, please contact Amanda Snyder at asnyder@winstonwachter.com or 212-255-2718

"Heather Hutchison: At The Edge" in Los Angeles @ Louis Stern Fine Art

May 9 - June 20, 2020 
Louis Stern Fine Arts
9002 Melrose Avenue

West Hollywood, CA 90069

August 18, 6:30 pm Barbara Rose in Conversation with Heather Hutchison

What: Art critic, art historian, and curator, Barbara Rose in conversation with artist Heather Hutchison, amidst the exhibition, “Heather Hutchison: In Praise Of Shadows”
When: Sunday August 18, 6:30 pm
Where: 11 Jane St. Art Center-Gallery South, 11 Jane Street, Saugerties, NY
Contact: Guest Curator of exhibition, Jen Dragon, 845-399-9751

Amidst the exhibition “Heather Hutchison: In Praise Of Shadows” @ 11 Jane St Art Center in Saugerties, world renowned art historian, art critic and curator Barbara Rose will discuss with artist Heather Hutchison her most recent works, which are somewhere between painting and sculpture and incorporate unconventional media. These minimalistic works are inspired by, and refer back to the ever-changing and fragile, yet sublime, state of the natural world. This new body of work represents a departure in media and methods for the artist, who for over 30 years, has utilized ambient light as her primary material, and is now amplifying that light with a combination of new translucent and reflective materials.

Barbara Rose is a curator and has published many works of art history and art criticism. Most recently the books which accompany the European museum exhibitions Rose curated, “Monochromes From Malevich To The Present”, and “Painting After Post Modernism Belgium-USA”. In 1967, Rose wrote the important work of art historical scholarship, “American Art Since 1900: A Critical History”, followed by, "The Golden Age of Dutch Painting" (1969); "Lee Krasner"(1983); and "Autocritique: Essays on Art and Anti-Art" (1989). Barbara Rose has published seminal pieces of art criticism, including: “Abstract Illusionism”, Artforum, October 1967; the essay “ABC Art”, in Art in America, where she described the fundamental characteristics of minimal art. The College Art Association of America awarded Rose the Distinguished Art Criticism Award in 1966 and 1969. Her accomplishments as editor, museum director, and producer of films about artists span decades. She currently contributes to The Brooklyn Rail, as well as other International publications.

A Saugerties resident for over 20 years, Heather Hutchison’s work is held in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  Hutchison has had many solo gallery exhibitions and has been included in group exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, the Montclair Art Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Knoxville Museum of Art, as well as having been included in the 44th Biennial Exhibition of American Painting at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC in 1995, where she first met Barbara Rose, who was on a review panel there. Hutchison has been a recipient of the Gottlieb Foundation Individual Artist grant (2019, 2011), the Pollock-Krasner award (2012) and a SOS Grant from NYFA (2009).Her work has been discussed in The New York Times, Artnews, Art in America, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and other fine publications and media.

11 Jane Street Art Center is a fully renovated artist-owned 19th Century brick warehouse dedicated to mid-career artists creating new work and works in progress, artist residencies, performances, exhibitions, community projects, lectures and classes.