Jim Hodges. Love, eccetera
Jim Hodges has been creating
since the 1980s a corpus of work both radical and original, in which drawing is omnipresent.
Well-known on the American art scene, this uncommon artist will be showing about sixty of his works in the Galerie d’art graphique of the Musée national d’art moderne, in what amounts to a panorama of his work and its singular universe, where he takes up themes of fragility, temporality, love and death, drawing inspiration from the vocabulary of nature and using it to produce artworks of extreme beauty and
Hodges’s output it can be minimalist in its sobriety or baroque in its exuberance, its use of rich materials and sumptuous, shimmering colours. He is just as likely to use humble materials, like paper, colour paste-ons and artificial flowers as precious materials such as gold leaf.
Drawing on nature, literature and spirituality, his work often marries the simplicity of materials with meticulous, precise techniques of collage, sewing, assemblage and decoupage.
Organized by the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris
in collaboration with Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice and Camden
Arts Centre, London.
05 February 2010
- 05 April 2010
On January 4th at 6 pm
10:30 - 17:30
monday and tuesday
Full euro 5; Reduced euro 3