In the art of Jim Hodges ordinary objects become poignant and extraordinary works that transcend the every day. Likened to souvenirs of lived experience, Hodges’ works are painstakingly assembled visual diaries made from familiar household items such as fabric, mirrors, glass, and paper napkins. These delicate and ephemeral installations mark the passage of time, compelling us to reflect on our own experiences of loss, memory, longing, and temporality.
Despite the diverse media, styles, and techniques Hodges uses, a poetic sensibility and craft aesthetic consistently characterize his practice. Hodges brings together the techniques of feminine craft and the concerns of post-minimalist object-making to create exquisite mediations “in an attempt to talk about the bigness of things, the wonder and the greatness of all of life.”
Organized by Ian Berry, Curator at the Tang Museum and Ron Platt, Curator of Exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in collaboration with the artist. The exhibition will travel to the Weatherspoon at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2004.