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.