Artist Walkthrough: Matt Mullican & Amy Sillman on ‘Luchita Hurtado’ in Southampton
On the occasion of the exhibition ‘Luchita Hurtado’ at Hauser & Wirth Southampton, please join us for a walkthrough with artist and son of Hurtado, Matt Mullican, and painter and writer, Amy Sillman.
Featuring rarely seen works on paper by Hurtado, the exhibition celebrates the acclaimed late artist’s lifelong fascination with self-affirmation, the sensations of corporeality, and the greater cycles of life and rebirth.
Mullican and Sillman (a family friend and longtime admirer of Hurtado) will casually walk through the exhibition to observe the works on view and discuss the impact of Hurtado’s ruminative and personal self-portraits.
This event is free, however, reservations are encouraged, and masks and proof of vaccination will be required.
About Luchita Hurtado (1920 – 2020) Born in Maiquetía, Venezuela, in 1920, Luchita Hurtado dedicated over eighty years of her extensive oeuvre to the investigation of universality and transcendence. Developing her artistic vocabulary through a coalescence of abstraction, mysticism, corporality and landscape, the breadth of her experimentation with unconventional techniques, materials and styles speak to the multicultural and experiential contexts that shaped her life and career. Hurtado emigrated to the United States in 1928, settling in New York where she attended classes at the Art Students League. She relocated to Mexico City in the late 1940s and then moved to San Francisco Bay in the following decade. Eventually, Hurtado settled in Santa Monica, California and frequently visited her second home in Taos, New Mexico.
About Matt Mullican
Matt Mullican (b. 1951) is Hurtado’s son and an artist based in New York City and Berlin. Mullican received his BFA from CalArts in 1974, and rose to prominence as a member of the ‘Pictures Generation’. Mullican’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Recent Art, Bucharest (2021); Musée des Arts Contemporains, Grand-Hornu, Belgium (2020); Skulpturenhalle, Neuss, Germany (2019); de Young Museum, San Francisco (2019); Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2018); Camden Arts Centre, London (2016); Kunstmuseum Wintherthur (2016), and Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2014). Recent group exhibitions include Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2018); WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (2018); National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2018); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2018), and Skulptur Projekte, Münster (2017).
About Amy Sillman
Amy Sillman (b.1955) is a New York-based painter who also works with drawing, animation, and writing. She is a participant in this year’s Venice Biennale, curated by Cecilia Alemani. A collection of her writing on art and artists, Faux Pas, published by After 8 Books in Paris, will appear this fall in an expanded third edition. Her bibliography includes a monograph written by Valerie Smith, published in 2019 by Lund Humphries as part of their Contemporary Painters series. Sillman is represented by Gladstone Gallery, New York.