Attended an interesting discussion at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) today that included the inter-disciplinary Montreal artist, John Heward, and Portland, Oregon-based Jessica Jackson Hutchins, who principally works with mixed media and assemblage sculpture. An exhibition of works by both these intriguing artists opened at ACAC last night and for which the opening reception was graciously supported by the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta. Heward and Hutchins shared insights about inspiration for their pieces and the ideas that are exploring in their work. In many ways, Heward’s work appears to be very site specific, at least that is true of the mysterious draped and painted rayon swaths that adorned the ACAC gallery devoted to his work in this exhibition.
More on Heward (and Hutchins) can be found at http://www.thecontemporary.org/exhibitions/john-heward/#.