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Ethan Hayes-Chute
updated: 10/24/2010
website: www.ethanhc.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Vacant Tower
Do Not Approach
Downstairs, Next to the Sink...
Exceptional Vantage Point
Junk Bubble Encapsulation Facility
Perm-A-Potty
Schrott Cloud
Abandonded Bagel Factory
Transfer Station
Floating Garbage Heap
Core Sample
Strewn Field
Suggested Worm House
Ooze Box
Junk Stack
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, diagrammatic, fantasy, humor, surreal, consumer culture, landscape, geometric, narrative, nature
 
 
Vacant Tower by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Vacant Tower
Graphite on Paper
2010
8.25" x  5.75" 
Do Not Approach by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Do Not Approach
Graphite on Paper
2010
8.25" x  5.75" 
Downstairs, Next to the Sink... by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Downstairs, Next to the Sink...
Graphite on Paper
2010
8.25" x  5.75" 
Exceptional Vantage Point by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Exceptional Vantage Point
Graphite on Paper
2010
8.25" x  5.75" 
Junk Bubble Encapsulation Facility by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Junk Bubble Encapsulation Facility
Graphite on Paper
2010
8.25" x  5.75" 
Perm-A-Potty by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Perm-A-Potty
Graphite on Paper
2010
8.25" x  5.75" 
Schrott Cloud by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Schrott Cloud
Graphite on Paper
2010
8.25" x  5.75" 
Abandonded Bagel Factory by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Abandonded Bagel Factory
Ink on Paper
2010
8.25" x  5.75" 
Transfer Station by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Transfer Station
Ink on Paper
2010
8.25" x  5.75" 
Floating Garbage Heap by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Floating Garbage Heap
Ink on Paper
2010
8.25" x  5.75" 
Core Sample by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Core Sample
Ink on Paper
2010
8.25" x  5.75" 
Strewn Field by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Strewn Field
Ink on Paper
2010
8.25" x  5.75" 
Suggested Worm House by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Suggested Worm House
Graphite on Paper
2010
5.75" x  4" 
Ooze Box by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Ooze Box
Graphite on Paper
2010
5.75" x  4" 
Junk Stack by Ethan Hayes-Chute
Junk Stack
Ink on Paper
2010
6" x  4" 

Artist Statement

 

My work provides a feeling of quiet, solitude and isolation in familiar yet fantastical environments. My small paintings and sculptures are filled with a slight sense of voyeurism and nostalgia, whether it be gained from peeping through the window of a cabin in a now-forgotten nook in the back woods, or discovering a field where terrestrial debris is unaffected by gravity. The imagery suggests possible timeless locations for an alternate life of seclusion and sublimity, eschewing a specific era or time of day.


My large-scale installations project these themes to human scale. I want people to be reminded of the house they grew up in, or their uncle’s hunting cabin; to see another way of life, outside of a huge apartment block, or a brownstone; to realize that they can build things, even houses, themselves; to live simply, without unnecessary consumption– if something still serves its function, why replace it? 

There are plenty of arguments for living in an urban setting, but what about the restorative effects of spending some time in isolation?

These drawings are based on the ideas mentioned above. Executed with fine pen or graphite, and drawn on aged paper, often in axonometric projection, they have the feel of forgotten architectural sketches or observational drawings made long ago. Depicting various (possibly discontinued) ways of life; models for potential living situations; as well as decidedly more super-natural events (gravity-defying junk clouds, etc), the drawings celebrate various aspects of the hand-made, the do-it-yourself and the self-sufficient ways of life most of us, at least occasionally, have lusted after, whatever our real-life situation may be. 

Artist Bio / CV

Born 1982, Freeport, ME
Lives and works in Freeport, ME & Berlin, Germany

Education:
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA Painting, 2004

Residencies:
Nordic Artists' Centre Dalsåsen (NKD), Dalsåsen, Norway, 2011
Hóll - The Birgir Andrésson Residency, Skaftfell, Seydisfjördur, Iceland, 2010
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, 2005, 2010

Awards:
Individual Artist Fellow, ME Arts Commission, 2011
Good Idea Grant, ME Arts Commission, 2010
NKD Fellow, Nordic Artists' Centre, Dalsåsen, Norway, 2009
Golden Foundation Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont, 2010
Jurors' Prize, CMCA 2006 Biennial, 2006

Solo Exhibitions:

2011
Ethan Hayes-Chute, Entrée, Bergen, Norway

2010
Ethan Hayes-Chute, Skaftfell, Seydisfjördur, Iceland

2008
went to get wood, Program, Berlin, Germany

2007
wood n stuff, Leif Magne Tangens, Skien, Norway
Can’t Find Them Anymore, CMCA, Rockport ME

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2010
Ethan Hayes-Chute & Yeshe Parks, Whitney Art Works, Portland ME
The Kindness of Cronies, HOME WORK, Berlin, Germany
25th International Festival of Fashion & Photography, Villa Noailles, Hyères, France
Derridas Katze, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

2009
Less is More, The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany
Drawing Tales, Citric Gallery, Brescia Italy
EXHIBITION, Exhibition 211, New York City
2009 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland, ME

2008
Game Over, Giant Robot SF, San Francisco, CA
Highway Child, Kollektiv Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Ausländer in Berlin, Citric Gallery, Brescia Italy

2007
Tiny, Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME
Landscape: Theme And Variation, Landing Gallery, Rockland, ME
In Full Cry, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Future Fictions, Giant Robot New York, New York City
2007 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland, ME
Streams, torrents, lakes.., for example. Program, Berlin, Germany

2006
RIO, ArtNews Projects, Berlin, Germany
Salong Berlin, Transit Art Space, Stavanger, Norway
Secret West, Collaboration with Brent Wadden, Berlin, Germany
CMCA'S 2006 Biennial, CMCA, Rockport, ME