“New Work by Kasey Ramirez” and “Will Hutnick: He Chutes He Scores”
Exhibit Dates: September 16 – October 19
Opening Reception: Friday, September 27th 6-8 p.m. with Artist Talk & Demo at 7 p.m.
Bedminster, NJ: August 22, 2013: The Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce two new fall exhibitions of the work of emerging artists Kasey Ramirez and Will Hutnick. Both exhibitions open on September 16th and will remain on view through October 19th. The public is invited to an opening reception with both artists on Friday, September 27th from 6-8 p.m. Ramirez will give an artist talk and demonstration of printing without a press at 7 p.m. during the reception.
Kasey Ramirez grew up at the edge of the Pine Barrens in central New Jersey. Her prints and drawings explore the mysterious and spiritual nature of space, based on dreams and memories of certain locations, from sacred spaces to construction sites. She earned an MFA in Printmaking from IndianaUniversity in 2012 and a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. She recently won the Estelle Campbell Second Place Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters Printmaking Competition. Currently she is an instructor of printmaking and drawing at EasternIllinoisUniversity in Charleston, IL.
Will Hutnick was born on Long Island, NY. He earned his M.F.A. in Painting from Pratt Institute in 2011 and received his B.A. in Painting and Art History from ProvidenceCollege in 2007. He has exhibited his work most recently at Trestle Gallery (Brooklyn, two-person exhibition with Jeanne Wilkinson), Rabbit Hole Projects (Brooklyn), Loft 594 (Brooklyn), and City Without Walls (Newark, NJ). Hutnick co-curated “Future Folk Pt. 1” at Brooklyn Fire Proof as well as “ONE AND DONE” at LaunchPad (Brooklyn). His work is featured in New American Paintings #99. During this summer, Hutnick is one of the artists in residence on Governors Island. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Ramirez won the First Place Prize in the 2012 Juried Exhibition at The Center and the Special Exhibitions Committee Award of a solo exhibit. Hutnick’s work was also part of 2012 Juried Exhibit, which is where he came to the attention of the Exhibitions Committee.