About The Artist
Will Hutnick is interested in flux, play, and impermanence which manifest in boldly colored mixed-media abstractions. The large-scale, collage-like results boast interrelated networks of solid and patterned surfaces that are at once exuberant and controlled. Hutnick’s work recalls puzzles and stencils from his childhood as well as camouflage, graffiti, and topographical maps. At times the work seems archaeological, like fanciful cross-sections of rocks, fossilized trees, or walls of chipped paint revealing wondrous surfaces beneath.
The title of Hutnick’s exhibition, Somewhere in the Half Light, comes from Rostam Batmanglij's 2017 album Half-Light. An accomplished cellist as well as an artist, Hutnick is frequently influenced by music.
Based in Wassaic, New York, Hutnick - an artist and curator - is the Residency Director at Wassaic Project and a Co-Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his M.F.A. from Pratt Institute. Yaddo, Governors Island, Wassaic Project, and Vermont Studio Center are among the prestigious residency programs he has attended.