Timothy Hutchings
Game Theory, Applied and Not
March 9–April 14, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 8–10 pm




The World's Largest Wargame Table, 2006, 29’ x 28’ x 4’ MDF, styrofoam, paint, sand, masonite, wood

Triton Gallery, LLC, located in Nicosia, Cyprus, is pleased to present our inaugural exhibition, a solo show by New York based artist Timothy Hutchings. The exhibition runs from March 9th through April 14th, 2007. Game Theory, Applied and Not, features Hutchings most ambitious sculpture to date, The World's Largest Wargame Table. The work indirectly comments not only on gaming, but also on ongoing conflicts throughout the world, and the political situation in Cyprus. Wargaming is played by maneuvering armies throughout the sculpture's landscape, which could be seen in relation to the United State's contentious War on Terror or the physical and political division of Cyprus, as well as its history of colonialism. As Catherine Amidon states, "This contemporary overlap of the military-industrial complex and gamers conceptually loads Hutching's work. He gives a space for ludic play, an arena for action, and a territory for theory. War is decided by terrain and troops, the random and the planned; for the game designer, this strategic matrix starts earlier."



The World's Largest Wargame Table, 2006, 29’ x 28’ x 4’ MDF, styrofoam, paint, sand, masonite, wood

Hutching's sculpture doubles as a functional game board, meant to be played on, and the artist encourages gamers to bring playing pieces and model structures to activate the landscape and interact with the work. Wargames are similar to roleplaying games such as Dungeons and Dragons in that conflicts are solved with a roll of the dice, but while Dungeons and Dragons involves single characters, wargames involve whole armies with large numbers of troops. The artist describes the act of wargaming as "mapping time." Functioning on several levels, The World's Largest Wargame Table invites analysis from a social science perspective or causes one to lose themselves in escapist, yet strategic entertainment.



The World's Largest Wargame Table, 2006, 29’ x 28’ x 4’ MDF, styrofoam, paint, sand, masonite, wood

Timothy Hutchings has had three solo shows at I-20 Gallery in New York. He has exhibited at PS1/MoMA and the New Museum in New York, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo and the Reina Sofia in Madrid, and the Borusan Cultural Center in Instanbul. Hutchings will be having a solo exhibition with I-20 Gallery as part of VIENNAFAIR'S ZONE1 in April 2007.

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