January 8, 2022
I’ve been making linocut calendar prints for three years now. They’re a place to record milestones for our kids and a way for me to continue making art while working as a high-school teacher and being a dad. I’ve got a small, monthly distribution among our immediate family; I show them at JP Open Studios, and — since last year I’ve been able to share them here thanks to my brother-in-law, who is HILOBROW’s editor.
I get my ideas from what’s going on around me or how I’m feeling or what I’m thinking about. The images are a mix of imagination, memory, and observation in different proportion. I generally try not to work from photographs.
I’m continuing to learn and try new techniques as I go. This year I started experimenting with multiple colors. (2019 was entirely blue; 2020 was single-color on white). It was a technical challenge at times, but really expanded the sorts of images I can make.
Thanks for taking the time to look! — LAWRY HUTCHESON, JAN. 2022
Pretty literal depiction of a blower-door test done to see how airtight our house was before insulation work. Big fan apparatus goes into exterior door to see how much it can depressurize the interior. Figure is Jason Taylor: climate warrior/insulation guru extraordinaire. Pose from memory/imagination. Background from observation. Exploring use of pattern and lighting to define shapes and surfaces. Part of ‘men at work’ series along with Nov 2020, Dec 2020.
LINOCUTS: JANUARY: 2020 | 2021. FEBRUARY: 2020 | 2021. MARCH: 2020 | 2021 (1) | 2021 (2). APRIL: 2020 | 2021 (1) | 2021 (2). MAY: 2020 | 2021. JUNE: 2020 | 2021. JULY: 2020 | 2021 (1) | 2021 (2). AUGUST: 2020 | 2021. SEPTEMBER: 2020 | 2021. OCTOBER: 2020 | 2021. NOVEMBER: 2020 | 2021. DECEMBER: 2020 | 2021.
CURATED SERIES at HILOBROW: DRAWING TABLE WORLD by Theo Ellsworth | PARAMAX by Max Glenn | YUKO ODA by Yuko Oda | PLAGUE YEAR by Rick Pinchera | NOOSFERA by Charles Glaubitz | A SILENT HALLUCINATION by Alex Gerasev | BUNNY CITY by Gary Panter | HOP UP by Lucy Sante | HERE BE MONSTERS by Mister Reusch | DOWNTOWNE by Bradley Peterson | OUTBOUND TO MONTEVIDEO by Mimi Lipson | STERANKOISMS by Douglas Wolk | COOLING OFF THE COMMOTION by Chenjerai Kumanyika | UNFLOWN by Jacob Covey | ADEQUATED by Franklin Bruno | PINAKOTHEK by Lucy Sante | BIGFOOT ISLAND by Michael Lewy | DAILY DRUMPF by Rick Pinchera | WINDS OF MAGIC by James Parker | MUSEUM OF FEMORIBILIA by Lynn Peril | ROBOTS + MONSTERS by Joe Alterio | ANNOTATED GIF by Kerry Callen | NOMADBROW by Erik Davis | & many others.