Timothy Hutchings: Objects and Non-Objects

January 13th, 2006 by Adam

Through a combination of earnest quotation and outright deception, artist Timothy Hutchings creates artworks that play between the realms of historical object and contemporary art dialogue. A selection of Hutchings works will be exhibited at Plymouth State University’s Karl Drerup Art Gallery February 1 through March 4.

Gallery Director Catherine Amidon says, “Hutchings seeks form and function outside the art world, then reinserts what he finds back into the system from which he borrowed. These objects and non-objects that Hutchings produces often conceal themselves within the quoted dialogues, commenting on themselves with low humor and uncomfortable contrivance.”

Hutchings, who lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y., earned a B.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1996 and an M.F.A. in sculpture from Yale University in 1998. He has attended several residency programs, including the Skowhegan School of Painting and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. He is represented by the I-20 Gallery in New York City. His work has been shown at the Moscow Biennial, the Salamanca Contemporary Arts Center and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo and others in Spain. He has also exhibited at PS1 in New York, the Woodstreet Galleries in Pittsburgh, the New Museum in NYC and the Borusan Cultural Center in Istanbul.

To complement the exhibition, Hutchings will present an artist lecture at 7 p.m. February 6 in Heritage Commons at Hall Residence Hall on Highland Street.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. The gallery is closed holidays and Sundays. All events are free and open to the public. The gallery is located in the Draper and Maynard Building on North Main Street in Plymouth. For gallery information call (603) 535-2614.