Artist Statement

Will Hutnick meditates on acrylic, oil, ink, spray paint, tape, and found objects (e.g., a shred torn from his past works) on paper to form tactile constructions. Hutnick reformulates traditional painting process by manipulating recognizable media into novel visual content. His protruding surfaces contain indiscernible breaks of line and shape: paint stroke and tape strip conflate into a single line; a drying painting is pressed against another paper to render a pseudo-mirror image in a mono print. More interested in the dichotomy of chance and intention, he plays with characteristics of material and his control of it.