'jim hodges: give more than you take’ travels to hammer museum, los angeles

3 October 2014
'Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take' travels to Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. This major touring exhibition is the first comprehensive survey to be organized in the United States on the work of contemporary American artist Jim Hodges. Co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center, the exhibition explores the trajectory of the artist's twenty-five-year career, highlighting the major themes that unify his multilayered and varied practice.

Featuring some 75 pieces produced from 1987 through the present, 'Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take' brings together photography, drawing, works on paper, and objects rendered in mirror, lightbulbs, silk flowers, and glass alongside several major room-size installations. Since the late 1980s, Hodges' poetic reconsiderations of the material world have inspired a wide-ranging body of work. From the delicate nature of early wall sculptures-including Diary of Flowers (1994), composed with hundreds of doodled paper napkins, and Changing Things (1997), made from disassembled silk flowers pinned to the wall-to the large cut-paper photographs of flowering trees, gold-leafed newspaper pages, and light-filled mirror mosaics of the past decade, Hodges' art typically begins as humble, even overlooked materials that are transformed through his touch. These acts of subtle transmutation, which have a relationship to sculpture as well as drawing, elevate his pieces to other levels of interpretation and meaning.

A major catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Curators: Olga Viso, Executive Director, Walker Art Center; Jeffrey Grove, Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art.

Exhibition Tour Schedule:
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (6 October 2013 - 12 January 2014)
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (15 February - 11 May 2014)
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (5 June - 1 September 2014)

The exhibition runs from 3 October 2014 to 18 January 2015.

Jim Hodges at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.