亚洲杯:JessicaJacksonHutchins

发布日期:2020-03-12   作者:亚洲杯外围   已浏览: 86次

ThetitleofCouchforaLongTime,JessicaJacksonHutchins’mixedmediasculpture,impliesakindofindolence,asuggestionofidling,andthecolour-streakedceramicpotsandsculpturesseemtositonthereceivingcushionsoftheirnewspaper-cladcouchlikelazycharactersinfrontofanabsentTV.Thephysicalityoftheceramicpieces’forms–theirbone-orflesh-colouredglazedsurfaces,theirbottom-heavyfatness–invokesthehumanbody;eventhecouchitself,itscushionsbulgingliketonguesinreactiontoitsoccupants,hasabodilyfatness,asubserviencetogravity.Bycontrast,thecouch’ssurface,coveredwithnewspapers,impliesadifferenttemporalidea:thespeedofanewsstory,itssuddenirrelevance.Thatthenewspaperclippingsrepeatedlyrefertothethen-incumbentPresidentObamagivestheseparallelspeedsaddedpoignancy.Differingratesofchange–theceramicpieces,protectedbyasheenofglaze,willremainintactforaslongasthey’recarefullyheld;boththematerialandthecontentofthenewspapersbecomedatedalmostimmediatelyafterthey’reprinted–givesthetitleadditionalmeaning.ObamabecameavesselforcertainideasofoptimisticchangeaftertheBushpresidency;debatably,thoseideashavedated,evenlosttheirlustre.Thecouch,too,accruesmeaningbyassociation:onceinHutchins’childhoodhome,itsnewspapercoveringisakindofprotection,asthoughtheroomarounditwerebeingpainted.That,andthepreservationimpliedbythevessels,givesHutchins’piecethegravitasofadomesticmonument,toberemembered–withakindofsadhope–foralongtime.