Jess Hutch.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

landscape

landscape
A few months back, one of the kind folks at the Junc Gallery in Los Angeles, CA asked me to contribute a few pieces to an upcoming group sculpture show. I was glad to oblige, and here's one of the strange knitted tableaux that I contributed. I'll show the other one in a bit.

This one is inspired by the colors in a 1940s-era landscape print Jeff and I recently purchased at a thrift store in the Central Valley. Sort of naturey... but more intense than nature. Although I took the photo of the piece laying on the ground, it's meant to be displayed with the knitted backdrop hanging on the wall, with the four toys standing against it on a shelf positioned just below the backdrop.

The show (it's called "Cast") opens this weekend (Saturday the 17th) - if you are in or around LA, check it out! They've started posting photos some of the other pieces that will be in the show, and they are incredible. Here's a full list of the other artists contributing to the show: Evah Fan, Gary Garay, Jungmin Koh, Albert Reyes, Florencio Zavala, Rachell Sumpter, Luke Ramsey, Patrick Roberts, Esther Watson, Mark Todd, and Mari Araki. Fantastic!

A close up of some of the figures:
landscape

Click on the photos for larger versions. Deeply #1!

30 Comments:

At 7:03 PM , Sarah said...

Wow, I really love this. Beautiful colors :)

 
At 7:21 PM , Neal Grigsby said...

Cute yet slightly ominous. Sort of a Jasper Johns "Targets" thing going on for me. I love it.

 
At 7:22 PM , shoofly said...

this is great! i love the colors and repetition!

 
At 7:43 PM , cindy said...

really lovely. i love your palette of colours also.

 
At 10:21 PM , vegasandvenice said...

Oh dearest Jess, it is incredible!

 
At 10:56 PM , debbie said...

the colors are very calming, and the faces on the figures are sweet!

 
At 5:13 AM , tammie said...

soo cool.

 
At 5:40 AM , Carolyn said...

Congrats on being featured. Truely lovely!

 
At 7:16 AM , gleek said...

wow, i love the choice of colors and how the animals seem to POP off the surface. that'll look really cool up on a wall. great job!

p.s. i love all the new embroidered faces you've been working on!

 
At 8:54 AM , hillary said...

ack! Jess I love it!! the colors are amazing and I love how the toys are camouflaged.

 
At 9:44 AM , brooklyn tweed said...

jess, i love this piece. wonderful work. good luck with the show!

-jared from bklyntweed

 
At 11:44 AM , Rain said...

Truly awesome.

 
At 3:03 PM , mia said...

Oh my god, I want it! Love it!

 
At 5:23 PM , Ashlea said...

Your knitting is sooo gorgeous. I'm jealous.

 
At 5:26 PM , Rose said...

Fantastic! The colors are amazing.

 
At 6:33 PM , Alina Chau said...

THis is toooo CUTE!! PRETTY!

 
At 6:54 PM , h. garr said...

i'm in love with your knitting. especially this one. your color palette is amazing.

 
At 8:23 PM , Chrissy said...

That is a really cool piece of art!

 
At 4:15 AM , rosa said...

Wonderful!

 
At 6:13 PM , Lori said...

That looks great!
Good luck with the show.

 
At 9:07 PM , shash said...

this is fantastic!

 
At 10:51 AM , Lora said...

That is so cool Jess! I love your knitting!!

 
At 5:31 AM , aja said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!! It looks so good on the wall.

 
At 8:59 AM , lisa s said...

oh my.... amazing.... i'm in love!

 
At 1:20 PM , Chef Messy said...

OK, so this is a given, but I LOVE the colors!

 
At 4:18 PM , Madame Trapo said...

Hi! ;D

It is so cute and cool!
I loved it...

 
At 8:19 PM , jennifer said...

oh i LOVE the graphic display of that! like they are in camo and ready to spring out at you - and they do! faboo you are. and mr. toast... great pic as well.

 
At 8:19 PM , jennifer said...

oh i LOVE the graphic display of that! like they are in camo and ready to spring out at you - and they do! faboo you are. and mr. toast... great pic as well.

 
At 3:42 AM , Jules Knoblock said...

I really love this. It has a calming effect on me, maybe coz the little guys all look like they're sleeping. :) The colours you have chosen are fantastic too, and the simplicity of it all makes it a truely wonderful piece.

 
At 1:12 PM , steph said...

you.are.a.genius.

 

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