"Gladstone Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Jim Hodges, which will be mounted across both gallery spaces in Chelsea and marks the artist’s first project at the gallery’s New York locations. For over two decades, Hodges has employed a broad range of everyday and precious materials to create works that transform the quotidian object into a site where the personal, political, and universal merge through simple gesture and poetic command. Taking up varied modes of process and production, Hodges' practice resists the definitional aims of discourse, instead offering multilayered works that evoke resonant themes such as identity, loss, mortality, and love." See more
"In this two-part exhibition, Hodges presents several new large-scale sculptural works that investigate notions of time, movement, color, and reflection. Furthering his frequent use of manipulated mirrored elements, Hodges will exhibit his largest black-mirrored sculpture to date, creating a contemplative yet fractured zone for reflection and refraction. A room-sized installation, inspired by the artist’s recent trip to India, demonstrates a heightened focus on color, saturation, and performance. Merging the real with the imagined, a monumental grouping of sculptures seamlessly juxtaposes dense organic forms with interventions of synthetic beauty. Moving between disparate media and contrasting forms, Hodges embeds each with a charged sense of its own making and a multitude of metaphoric possibilities.
Jim Hodges was born in 1957 in Spokane, Washington and received his MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including: the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Camden Art Centre, London; the Aspen Art Museum; CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Hodges 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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November 5 through December 23, 2011