Heather Hutchison: Here NowHeather Hutchison's latest exhibit will continue through Sunday, January 25th at Cross Contemporary Art in Saugerties, NY. Ms. Hutchison's work explores the visual ratio of changing light over time, utilizing various transparent materials, color and form. Making the gallery walls part of her canvas, natural light forms ever-changing "paintings" as it travels though bent plexiglas forms, creating fluctuating colors and shadows. The ephemeral subject matter of all the pieces, the passage of time, is bound by one constant: light. To underline this, the artist has also created two video installations: one presented as a traditionally framed Hudson River School painting capturing sunset and moonrise at Saugerties Beach, compressing several hours into minutes, and the other utilizing the reflection of glowing embers to illuminate the gallery's storefront window. Cindy Moore writes: "Hutchison's paintings are impossible to experience thorough reproductions. No matter how skilled the photographer, they cannot be captured in a fixed moment. The work is responsive in a way that is alien to traditional painting: as the light shifts, so does the hue". Maia Damianovic, describing the experience of Hutchison's work, says: "Our gaze has no privileged or natural access, only fleeting opportunities that may be seized, in Blake's words, "to catch joy as it flies". And Eleanor Heartney writes in Art News: "Hutchison demonstrates that Minimalism and metaphor do not make such an odd couple after all." Cross Contemporary Art is open Thurs thru Mon, 12-6pm and Tues and Wed by chance or appointment. About Heather Hutchison: Ms. Hutchison's work can be found in many museum and public collections including The Smithsonian Institution, The Hammer Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, Harvard Business School as well as Reader's Digest, Brooklyn Union Gas and Cantor-Fitzgerald art collections. A recipient of both Pollock-Krasner and Gottlieb Foundation Awards, the artist has shown at numerous institutions including The Corcoran Gallery of Art Biennial, Montclair Art Museum and The Brooklyn Museum. She currently lives and works in Saugerties, NY.