jim hodges installation at the 20th anniversary of site santa fe, new mexico

24 October 2015
The third installment of SITE's 20th Anniversary series will include an installation by American artist Jim Hodges, alongside Janet Cardiff George Bures Miller and Susan Silton. In 1997 SITE Santa Fe presented Jim Hodges's solo exhibition No Betweens and More curated by Louis Grachos. This exhibition was anchored by the monumental work No Betweens, a large colorful curtain composed of the petals and leaves of hundreds of silk flowers. Today Hodges presents a new installation that harnesses the evocative qualities of nature and expresses the artist's sensitivity to materials.

Two works are in elegant dialogue in this installation. 'Untitled (Stump 1)' features Hodges's signature spider web motif here composed of metal chains suspended on an old tree stump. The spider web, a powerful subject in his work, touches on themes that define all our lives-strength, impermanence, fragility and resilience. Creating a double of this work and a mediated reflection of the viewer is 'Untitled (Palouse black and white)', a large mirrored wall etched in a pattern that suggests the topology of the rolling hills and farmland of the northwestern United States.

The exhibition runs from 24 October 2015 until 3 January 2016.

Jim Hodges at SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico