An Evening with Peter Hutton - At Sea
Peter Hutton’s work is intimate and powerful. It is ethnographic and avant-garde. It speaks of monumental themes in personal terms. Having begun his artistic explorations as a painter, sculptor, and student of the Hudson River School, his work with cinematography and film arts similarly uses landscape as subject. Hutton spent significant time working maritime as a merchant seaman, an era of his development he directly cites as essential in forming his process of looking – one that is visualized beautifully in At Sea. Hear the artist discuss this process in relation to the museum exhibition of Leonardo DaVinci’s Codex Leicester.
Peter Hutton’s films, including Boston Fire (1979), Landscape (for Manon) (1986-7), Study of a River (1996-7), and Time and Tide (2000), are cinematic sculptures in light and time. His work has been featured in four Whitney Biennials, numerous international film festivals (including New York, Vienna, Rotterdam, and Toronto), and was honored in a 2008 MoMA retrospective. His is a recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships and from the Rockefeller Foundation, and has taught at CalArts, Hampshire College, and Harvard University. He currently teaches at Bard College.
Runtime: 60 mins
Cost: Free for Reel, Supporter, Sponsor, Patron, Circles Members; $7 for Contributor, Family, Dual, & Educator Members, students with valid ID; $12 nonmembers