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Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Born 1971 in Chicago, Illinois
Lives and works in Portland, Oregon

Jessica Jackson Hutchins explores the relationships between people and objects and how they both form and inform each other. To create this work, Hutchins glued newspaper articles about Barack Obama on the surface of a sofa repurposed from her childhood living room. Ceramic pieces, grouped haphazardly on the couch, can be viewed as surrogates for the people who once sat on its cushions. Couch For a Long Time fuses public and private moments, creating a sense that monumental world events can pervade everyday life.

Read about the artist

500 Words: Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Artforum (July 2009; note: registration required)

Dirt on Delight
Frieze (June 2009)

Art in Review; Jessica Jackson Hutchins
New York Times (May 2008)

Art in Review; David Dupuis, Jessica Jackson Hutchins
New York Times (March 2006)