Hutchinson in Feminist Studies
September 14, 2012 § 1 Comment
My first scholarly article on Mary E. Hutchinson is forthcoming in the journal Feminist Studies (summer 2012) which should be out any day now. The essay is titled “Mary E. Hutchinson, Intelligibility, and the Historical Limits of Agency.” The essay, which will include several color images of Hutchinson’s work, provides an introduction to the artist and her work particularly in light of the recent exhibition of Two of Them (ca. 1933) in Coming Home: American Paintings 1930-1950, From the Schoen Collection sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art and the Mobile Museum of Art.
Ms. Hutchinson taught us Art at St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta in 1965. When wandering the almost deserted Castle across from the High in the late 60ss while a student at Ga Tech, I saw two of her paintings hanging, one of a Chinese man with a parrot in an immensely detailed background of diverse and colorful objects executed in perfect detail. It must have been a gift from a friend of hers in New York.
She told me to make my strokes freer, to let go.