Jim Hodges

  • Aug 8, 2004 – Oct 24, 2004

Hodges is one of the foremost of a group of contemporary artists who have returned to an aesthetic of beauty, producing work that urges audiences toward experiences of intense visual pleasure and meaning. The ten-year survey focuses on Hodges’ use of light as a material, subject, and metaphor. Twenty sculptures, drawings, assemblages, and installations, made between 1995 and 2003, are included and comprise the largest museum presentation of Hodges’s artwork to date. Weatherspoon Art Museum co-organized this nationally traveling exhibition with the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Hodges relies upon the thoughtful interrogation of simple means and materials and the nature of perception to make highly evocative and visually stunning work. Panes of mirror shattered and pieced back together; colored pencil applied to paper or directly on the gallery walls; spider webs fashioned from chain; and sculptures of carefully chosen colored light bulbs are among the ways by which Hodges interrupts the viewers’ usual understanding and expectation of color, form, and even sight. 

We have six galleries located on the first and second levels of the museum, view our gallery map.