Gladstone Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Jim Hodges. The Brussels gallery space will be filled with mirrored glass diptychs in a spectrum of colors, each paired with their mirrored black companion. The panels hang in correspondence to one another, appearing in various positions: occupying corners, hanging adjacent to or across the room, in an open-ended context to each other.
Hodges attributes the material attraction of mirrors to their property of “offering more questions than answers.” He has described “the transcendent potential of mirrors to both reflect and distort reality as well as suggest altered states, while serving as both concrete substance and vaporous metaphor.”
Jim Hodges was born in 1957 in Spokane, Washington, and lives and works in New York. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at institutions including: the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Camden Art Centre, London; the Aspen Art Museum; CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Most recently a major traveling retrospective of Hodges’s work was exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Dallas Museum of Art; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Hodges has received multiple awards and grants including the Association International des Critiques d’art, the Albert Ucross Prize, Washington State Arts Commission, and the Penny McCall Foundation Grant; Hodges was also appointed to serve as the Acting Director of the Graduate Sculpture Department at the Yale School of Art for the 2011/2012 academic year.