Lumber Room

Confessions

September 27 – December 28, 2015

The lumber room and the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, present the Northwest’s first comprehensive exhibition of the work of internationally recognized, Portland-based artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins.

Confessions is a collective endeavor that seeks transparency about the distinctions between collecting, curating, and making, while exploring related concerns such as the care, circulation, and preservation of works of art. The exhibition is organized by Portland collector Sarah Miller Meigs and Cooley Gallery curator and director Stephanie Snyder, working closely with Hutchins to develop one interrelated exhibition that expresses the distinctiveness of each space, while allowing the artist to investigate their differences in situ through experimentation and dialogue.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the organizers are publishing an artist book by Jackson Hutchins. The book is designed by Gary Robbins in collaboration with the artist, with support from Heather Watkins, and printed at Container Corps, Portland.

Confessions artist book
John Raymond review for Artforum


Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions, 2015; Installation view, lumber room
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions, 2015; Installation view, lumber room
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions, 2015; Installation view, lumber room
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions, 2015; Installation view, lumber room
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions, 2015; Installation view, lumber room
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions, 2015; Installation view, lumber room
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions, 2015; Installation view, lumber room
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions, 2015; Installation view, lumber room
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions, 2015; Installation view, lumber room
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions, 2015; Installation view, lumber room
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions, 2015; Installation view, lumber room
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions, 2015; Installation view, lumber room
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions, 2015; Installation view, lumber room
Jessica Jackson Hutchins Sister’s Rock (detail), 2015
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sun Valley Road Trip, 2006-07, Installation view, lumber room
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Untitled (Piano Print, M), 2010, oil based ink, ceramic, textile and found object, 54 x 55 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sweater Arms, 2010, glazed ceramic, sweater, chair, 36 x 24 1/2 x 22 inches

Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Wolf Wolf, 2015, pastel, acrylic paint, oil paint, fabric, 60 x 64 inches
 
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Fumble, 2010, glazed ceramic, 37 x 29 x 19 1/2 inches
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Monkey Mountain, Colorado with Cereal Bowl, 2005, glazed ceramic, 6 x 9 x 9 inches
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Pieta, 2006, etched glass, 14 x 11 x 7 inches
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sister’s Rock, 2015, glazed ceramic with rocks, hammock hand-woven by Sara Moen, 24 1/2 x 40 with variable length
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sister’s Rock, 2015, glazed ceramic with rocks, hammock hand-woven by Sara Moen, 24 1/2 x 40 with variable length