Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take is the first comprehensive survey on the work of contemporary American artist Jim Hodges. On view now at the Dallas Museum of Art until January 12, 2014, the exhibition explores the trajectory of the artist’s 25-year career. Approximately 80 works – photography, drawing, works on paper, objects rendered in mirror, light bulbs, and glass alongside several major room-size installations – are on view. The exhibition will travel to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (Feb-May 2014), the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (June-Sept 2014), and the UCLA Hammer Museum (Oct 2014-Jan 2015). Hodges is working closely with each museum’s curators to create an exhibition design and experience unique to each venue.
Highlighted works include: Untitled (Gate), 1991, a room-size installation that one cannot enter; it marks one of Hodges’ earliest major articulations of the web motif that become a recurrent theme in the artist’s work for many years. And As close as I can get, 1998, a large-scale “drawing” rendered in Pantone color chips held together with tape.
Jim Hodges, Arranged, 1996, Folded book with metal paper clips, 33 x 16.5 x 26 cm, Heidi L. Steiger. © Jim Hodges