This exhibition features more than thirty works by Jim Hodges from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti. With work in a variety of media from 1992 to 2019 collected by Ron and Ann Pizzuti over a period of decades, this exhibition offers a unique view of the artist's practice. It also reflects the strong relationship between the artist and Columbus' most prominent collectors of contemporary art.
Jim Hodges was born in 1957 in Spokane, Washington, USA. He now lives and works in New York, USA. Hodges' work explores themes of fragility, temporality, love and death in a highly original and poetic vocabulary. He frequently deploys different materials and techniques: from ready-made objects to traditional media such as graphite and ink. Often disarmingly simple or executed with minimal means, Hodges' works express a sentiment of deeply felt experience and encourage a visceral and communal response. Whether working in materials such as curtains woven from artificial silk flowers, metal chains, glass, or using saliva to create ink transfer impressions on paper, Hodges' works are inhabited by the presence of the body. Incorporated in his choice of media and articulated in text and image is a narrative of human experience, one of life and death and of the proximity of contingency that affects us all.
1 June-22 September 2019