To create this sculpture Hutchins repurposed a couch from her childhood living room and covered it with New York Times articles about Barack Obama, written one year into his first term as President of the United States. The lumpy, flesh-colored ceramics allude to the bodies that once sat on the upholstered cushions. The title connects the temporal nature of news stories, which become outdated as quickly as they are printed, with the optimistic pride that many Americans felt at the time. By combining a common piece of home furniture with world news, the artist captures the way that global events pervade and shape our daily realities.
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