Artist Heather Hutchison walks through her exhibition, “Mid Air,” in Chelsea, discussing her inspiration behind the series as well as her artistic process.
Heather’s work is an inquiry into light and transparency, encouraging the effect of light across the surface of her work. In her most recent series, she explores a 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.
Hutchison is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner award (2012), a Gottlieb Foundation Individual Artist grant (2011, 2019), and an SOS Grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2009). Selected museum exhibitions include 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.