Curators Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari announce artists for the 2010 Whitney Biennial (in the video below), and…Portland-based artists Storm Tharp and Jessica Jackson Hutchins make the list. The Whitney Biennial, for those who don’t know, is the massive survey of American art at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The show runs from February 25 through May 30, 2010.
The much lauded Storm Tharp, represented by PDX Contemporary Art, has shown internationally, been in the Oregon Biennial and was a finalist for the Contemporary Northwest Art Award. His 2008 installation, "The Dresser (SFTKBDP)" in his show Arm & Arm at PDX Contemporary was a high-water mark in rigorous work of that nature in Portland, but he’s perhaps best known for his ink and gouache portraits that are as brilliantly conceived and rendered as they are often disturbing.
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, represented by Derek Eller Gallery and Small A Projects (the former Portland gallery transplanted to New York) makes work (often ceramic) of a late-funk or abject nature. She was recently was curated into BENT at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts by Jeanine Jablonski of Fourteen30 and will be included in The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture at The Saatchi Gallery, London in the coming year.