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ART REVIEW

At the ICA, Greek symposium meets frat-house orgy

“Symposion’’ (left) and “Ola,’’ by Jessica Jackson Hutchins, on display in her first solo museum show. “Symposion’’ (left) and “Ola,’’ by Jessica Jackson Hutchins, on display in her first solo museum show. (COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND LAUREL GITLEN/PHOTOS BY DAN KVITKA)
By Cate McQuaid
Globe Correspondent / December 4, 2011
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”Symposion” is the title of Jessica Jackson Hutchins’s centerpiece sculpture in her first solo museum show, now at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Hutchins is known for her homespun aesthetic, deploying funky ceramics, papier maché sculpture, and odds and ends from her own life. ”Symposion” is a magnificent and funny work: a massive black papier maché form, lobed and bulbous, rolling over a peacock blue couch. It’s like a frat-house orgy on a sofa the fraternity brothers brought in off the curb on trash day.

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JESSICA JACKSON HUTCHINS

At: Institute of Contemporary Art, through March 4. 617-478-3100, www.icaboston.org