MIRRORED ELEMENTS

Ylellisen fantastinen, kaksiosainen näyttely New Yorkin Gladstone Galleriassa. Jim Hodgesiin tutustuimme Lidewij Edelkoortin Trendtabletin kautta. Tässä lainaus heidän sivuiltaan taiteilijan näyttelystä. Taiteilijan laaja värien, materiaalien ja pintaviimeistelyiden käyttö on ollut omaa luokkaansa viimeisten kahden vuosikymmenen ajan.

“Jim Hodges’ latest, two-part exhibition has opened at the Gladstone Gallery in New York City mounted across both gallery spaces in Chelsea. For the last two decades, Hodges has utilized a broad range of materials  — both precious and commonplace — to transform quotidian objects into reflective sculptures. Merging the personal, political and universal, Hodges seeks to evince the immemorial; timeless discourses of identity, loss, mortality and love. Using manipulated, mirror-like elements — inspired by his recent trip to India — Hodges features a greater focus on color, saturation and performance. His artwork creates a space for introspection, investigating notions of time, movement, and imagination. Employing organic shapes and synthetic materials, Hodges’ sculptures exemplify the importance of cross-disciplinary creation and analysis.

Employing organic shapes and synthetic materials, Hodges’ sculptures exemplify the importance of cross-disciplinary creation and analysis. Jim Hodges was born in 1957 in Spokane, Washington and received his MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He was recently appointed to serve as the Acting Director of the Graduate Sculpture Department at the Yale University School of Art for the 2011/2012 academic year.”

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