Pollinator (water lily)
27 July – 3 September, 2012
The Baldwin Gallery is pleased to announce its first show with acclaimed artist Jim Hodges. Hodges is known for working with a variety of media including paper, fabric, glass, metal and mirrors to produce unfamiliar experiences with everyday objects. This transformation of ordinary materials into objects of fragile beauty reveals multilayered themes of loss, memory, nostalgia and affection. In addition, Hodges’ new drawings and works on paper invoke similar emotions and create an immersive experience for the viewer. The structural aspects of these pieces accentuate the experience of form and surface and impart connections between natural and man-made elements.
Jim Hodges was born in Spokane, Washington in 1957 and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute in 1986. Currently based in New York City, Hodges’ work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad, including: the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Camden Art Centre, London; the Aspen Art Museum; CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Hodges was recently appointed to serve as the Acting Director of the Graduate Sculpture Department at the Yale University School of Art for the 2011/2012 academic year. In addition, a major retrospective of Hodges’ work is being co-organized by the Walker Art Center and the Dallas Museum of Art and is scheduled for this upcoming year.
Also showing at the Baldwin Gallery is renowned installation artist E.V. Day. Day’s pieces are created as a reflection of pop culture’s notions of femininity and sexuality as expressed in metaphorical and abstract forms. Day’s Pollinator (water lily) features sensual aluminum water lily sculptures in grand scale and intricate laser etchings of the corresponding designs. Day’s inspiration for this new series was drawn from her stay as artist-in-residence at Monet’s garden in Giverny, France and deconstructs the flower’s seemingly delicate form to produce new pieces which convey power and strength rather than naivety or weakness.
E.V. Day received her M.F.A. in sculpture from Yale University in 1995 and is currently based in New York City. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Lever House Art Collection, the San Francisco MoMA, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University. In addition, she has been shown at Musée Nationale des Beaux-Arts du Quebec and Miami Art Basel and has been the recipient of the Susan Whedon Award for Outstanding Student in Sculpture at Yale University, NYFA Sculpture Fellow, New York Foundation for the Arts, and a Munn Artist-in-Residence, Versailles Foundation/Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny, France.
Images are available upon request. Please call 970.920.9797 for further information.