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Philip Guston, Talking, 1979, oil on canvas, overall: 173.99 × 198.12 cm (68 1/2 × 78 in.), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Edward Broida, 2005

 Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Walter Price, and Devin Troy Strother

Focus: Exhibitions

  • Thursday, March 23, 2023
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Talks
  • Virtual

Join artists Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Walter Price, and Devin Troy Strother, who connect with Philip Guston’s art and methodology through a range of mediums; the tension between figuration and abstraction; and direct engagement with his imagery and legacy. Moderated by Paige Rozanski, Philip Guston Now exhibition curatorial team and curatorial associate for modern and contemporary art, National Gallery of Art.

About the Presenters

Courtesy of the artist

Jessica Jackson Hutchins (b. 1971, Chicago, Illinois) earned her BA in Art History from Oberlin College and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hutchins’ expressive and intuitive studio practice produces dynamic sculptural installations, collages, paintings, and large-scale ceramics, providing ways to explore the intimacy and mutual existence of life and art. Hutchins’ transformations of everyday household objects, from furniture to clothing, are infused with human emotion and rawness, and show a playfulness of material and language that is both subtle and ambitious. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Walter Price, The horse dominates, the ride is weak, 2020 (detail), Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York. Held in the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Walter Price (b. 1989, Macon, Georgia) served in the U.S. Navy before he attending the Art Institute of Washington in 2011. His paintings and drawings tread the line between figuration and abstraction, creating interior worlds that hover on the brink of legibility. His fluid compositions encompass dynamic fields of stray marks and quasi-legible motifs: a TV monitor, a sofa, brick walls, automobiles, small hats of uncertain origin, a character from The Wiz. Bodies tend to emerge, fragmented, from abstract backdrops rendered in vibrant greens, yellows, and oranges; unmoored landscapes hover above or beneath the picture plane. Price lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Courtesy of the artist

Devin Troy Strother (b. 1986, West Covina, California) attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has been honored with several solo exhibitions since bursting onto the Los Angeles art scene in 2009, including at Marlborough Gallery, New York. His work is eclectic in its materials, references, and content. The artist comments on race issues, kitsch, and the exuberance of “high art,” sometimes all in a single piece. Strother knows well that critics and art writers cannot help but make comparisons between the work of past and present artists, and so he does the writers’ homework for them, often titling his paintings with explicit references to artists that influenced the particular work. Strother lives and works in Los Angeles.