March 21 – April 22, 2024

3/21 Opening Reception: 5 – 6:30 p.m.

3/26 Artist Talk: 5 p.m.

Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College is pleased to present CHANGING FASTER THAN THE WEATHER a solo exhibition by Will Hutnick.The show will be on view from March 21st through April 22nd, and we will host an opening reception on Thursday, March 21st from 5 – 6:30pm. In addition to the work on view in the Gallery, Hutnick will remain on campus, creating a unique mural in the Whalen music building which will remain on long term loan through the summer of 2025. Hutnick expects to complete the mural in time for his artist talk on March 26th at 5pm in the Handwerker Gallery.

Will Hutnick’s lively creative practice uses a range of traditional formal and technical approaches that result in a decidedly nontraditional body of work. Radical juxtapositions and repeated patterns abut color bars, gradients, and stenciled forms alluding to digital artifacts we have seen flicker past the many screens ubiquitous in daily life. Hutnick’s works further disorient through ambiguous figure/ground relationships and jarring transitions which remind us of the competition for our attention happening on screens. Hutnick has described his work as a queering of the landscape, leaving us to question whether the glitch is a bug or a feature in his dynamic mixed media paintings.

Will Hutnick (b. 1985, Manhasset, NY) is an artist based in Sharon, CT. He received his M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 2011 and his B.A. from Providence College in 2007. Hutnick is a 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Painting, as well as a grant recipient from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation in 2017 and 2023, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2016. Solo exhibitions include: Geary Contemporary (Millerton, NY), Pamela Salisbury Gallery (Hudson, NY), Elijah Wheat Showroom (Newburgh, NY), Standard Space (Sharon, CT), Providence College Galleries (Providence, RI), One River School (Hartsdale, NY), The Java Project (Brooklyn, NY), and St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill, NY). Selected group exhibitions include: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (New Paltz, NY), Hollis Taggart (Southport, CT), Geary Contemporary (Millerton, NY), 1969 Gallery (New York, NY), Heaven Gallery (Chicago, IL) and Collar Works (Troy, NY). Hutnick has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo, Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat, DNA Artist Residency, Hewnoaks, Stove Works, and the Wassaic Project, as well as a curator-in-residence at Benaco Arte and Trestle Projects. He has curated numerous exhibitions at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Trestle Projects, Pratt Institute, Wassaic Project, Troutbeck and Standard Space. His work has been featured in The New York Times, New American Paintings, and Hyperallergic, among others. From 2015-20, Hutnick was one of the Co-Directors of Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space in Brooklyn. He is currently the Director of Artistic Programming at the Wassaic Project, a nonprofit organization that uses art and art education to foster positive social change.