Via New York, NY, USA
Jim Hodges is a multimedia artist whose installations vary in style and size from small and delicate to enormous and bold. Since the late 1980s, his reconsiderations of the material world have invested the man-made and artificial with emotion and authenticity. From the delicate nature of early installations comprising hundreds of drawings on paper napkins and disassembled silk flowers pinned to the wall, to the large, light-filled mirror mosaics and complex installations of the past decade, Hodges’ ability to coax meaning from the simplest materials has remained constant. His aesthetic has consistently embraced natural metaphors, reveled in the qualities of color and light, and explored meaning through language, particularly in his use of text and titles.
Hodges has had solo shows across the United States and Europe, at venues including the Camden Arts Centre in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Gladstone Gallery in New York. Together with Carlos Marques da Cruz and Encke King, Hodges produced the hour-long film Untitled, a non-linear visual narrative about the AIDS crisis, which was featured around the United States for World AIDS Day/Day With(out) Art 2011. In 2005, Hodges created Look and See, a massive site-specific sculpture laser cut and painted black and white in a camouflage pattern, for Creative Time’s Art on the Plaza event. A comprehensive survey of his work, “Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take,” is currently at the Dallas Museum of Art, and will tour from the Walker Art Center to the ICA Boston to UCLA’s Hammer Museum in 2014.