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Jim Hodges

New Edition: Jim Hodges, “finally”

Highpoint Editions and the Walker Art Center are pleased to announce the co-publication of a new limited edition by Jim Hodges. Entitled finally, the print is the third of a highly anticipated four-part series based on the seasons that Hodges has created in support of the artistic programs of the Highpoint Center for Printmaking and the Walker.

Hodges’ latest print continues in the same serial nature as the previous two prints, Winter Speaks and ɹǝɯɯnS ɟo.  Matching its predecessors in size, finally evokes spring through the artist’s subtle use of color and material.  The soft browns and the rich blacks intermingle on the front of the print, while a nest of grey branches tenuously holds together the dark expanse. On the reverse side of the print, Hodges has printed a lush bouquet of flora and fauna, made visible to the viewer through cut-outs inserted across the work’s surface. The cutouts expose glimpses of flowers and butterflies surrounded by sky blue and pale green, like snapshots into another world.

 

Image credit:

Left: Jim Hodges, finally, 2017 | Edition of 28 | Intaglio (aquatint, drypoint, sugar lift and spit bite), screen-printing, digital pigment printing, chine collé, hand cut and folded with a holographic foil element. | image: 34″ x 24″ | Sheet: 43″ x 33″ (Image Credit: Walker Art Center)

Center:  Jim Hodges, finally (detail image), 2017 (Image Credit: Walker Art Center)

Right:  Jim Hodges, finally (detail image), 2017 (Image Credit: Walker Art Center)

Jim Hodges “tracing the contours of our days” at Baldwin Gallery in CO

The latest solo exhibition for Highpoint Editions artist Jim Hodges is at Baldwin Gallery in Aspen, CO. Entitled “tracing the contours of our days”, the exhibition opened on July 28, 2017 and will close September 4, 2017.

“In the current presentation, Hodges has composed natural-history diorama cases as though from an immanent future: Hodges draws the viewer to wander an entrancing Wunderkammer holodeck of terrestrial reliquary. A paean to, or a lament for a vanish(ing)ed world when the anthropocene hourglass has run down. As staged, extinct fragments of an exquisite now are preserved by a scientific husbandry: the wincing twinge of loss faintly scented with memory and nostalgia, but also soaring ideals and opportunity: even as angels dance the heads of atoms, Hodges entices the visitor to treasure what we all have before it’s gone.”

- Baldwin Gallery press release

To learn more about the exhibition, click here…

To view more of Jim Hodges’ Highpoint Editions works, click here…

 

Image Credit: (Left) Gene Pittman of Walker Art Center; (Right) Baldwin Gallery

Jim Hodges’ ɹǝɯɯnS ɟo

The Walker Art Center and Highpoint Editions are pleased to announce the co-publication of a new limited edition by Jim Hodges, to be completed in the fall of 2016. Entitled , the work follows the 2015 release of Hodges’ print Winter Speaks, and is the second of a highly anticipated four-print series based on the seasons that Hodges is creating with Highpoint Editions over the next few years.

Pushing technical boundaries, Hodges’ newest edition incorporates many printmaking traditions, including chine collé, woodblock, intaglio, screenprinting, and digital techniques. The work is printed on layers of delicate, translucent paper, which simultaneously veil and expose Hodges’ intricately balanced gestures and colors beneath. Evoking both the impression of surrounding nature and a sense of flowing abstraction, the work recalls the reflective surface of water, with its layers adding subtle depth and a suggestion of something shadowy below.

*All available impressions of ɹǝɯɯnS ɟo are currently sold out. Please email jess@highpointprintmaking.org if you have any questions.

Jim Hodges sculpture @ The Contemporary Austin

Jim Hodges sculpture, Liberty and Justice For All (A Work in Progress), was installed in December 2016 on the rooftop of the Contemporary Austin. The museum installed the illuminated sculpture of seven-foot-tall letters along two sides the newly updated rooftop of the museum downtown Jones Center venue at Congress Ave. and Seventh — just a few blocks from the Texas State Capital. During the day, the letters’ iridescent, mirrored surfaces oscillate between blues, purples, oranges, and pinks, reflecting the environment around them. At dusk, the letters remain visible, lit from within to transform the work into a magnificent sculpture of color and light.

As curator Heather Pesanti points out, Hodges devised a creative strategy of using language in a profound but simple manner. Writes Pesanti; “Hodges’s response was not heavy-handed politicism but disarmingly simple, sometimes beautiful, and seemingly innocuous objects and installations that often engaged the viewer in an immersive or even playful manner while serving as Trojan horses for powerful political messages.”

To read more about the sculpture, click here.

Above: Jim Hodges, With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress), 2014–2016. Installation rendering for The Contemporary Austin – The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center, 2016. Artwork © the artist. Image courtesy the artist.

Highpoint Editions @ E/AB Fair 2016

Highpoint is excited to return to the Editions/ Artists’ Books Fair (E/AB) during New York City’s Print Week, November 3-6, 2016. E/AB Fair will be held at The Tunnel in the heart of NYC’s vibrant arts district, Chelsea. An innovative and highly-respected fair, the rare combination of artists, printers, publishers and dealers that make up the 50 international exhibitors makes this fair impossible to miss. Highpoint will feature our latest collaborations with Mungo Thomson, Jim Hodges, Alexa Horochowski, & Todd Norsten, among others.

Location:
The Tunnel
269 11th Avenue
(bet. 27th and 28th Streets)

Dates and Times:
Thursday, 11/3, 6 -9pm  -  First View opening (purchase tickets here)
Friday, 11/4, 11am – 7pm FREE
Saturday, 11/5, 11am – 7pm FREE
Sunday, 11/6, 11am – 5pm FREE

See the E/AB Fair press release here.

 

Winter Speaks

We are delighted to announce the release of Jim Hodges’ new limited edition print, a co-publication by Highpoint Editions and the Walker Art Center. Winter Speaks is a beautiful etching with chine-collé and an overlay of hand-cut screenprinted gampi, in an edition of 28. This is the first of four prints that Hodges will make with Highpoint. Buyers of Winter Speaks will be given the first opportunity to purchase the subsequent prints when they are released.

“With this new piece, Jim has really extended his exploration of the materiality of paper. His unique collaboration with Cole Rogers, Artistic Director and Master Printer at Highpoint, has resulted in a layered, experimental work. The imagery is evocative of a winter landscape — a familiar sight to Jim on his many visits to Minnesota — as well as his unique language of abstraction. What perhaps may not translate in the attached photograph is just how complex and dimensional Jim’s rendering is here through the medium of printmaking!”

— Olga Viso, Director, Walker Art Center

About the Artist

Jim Hodges was born in 1957 in Spokane, Washington and received his MFA from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Since the late 1980s, Hodges has created a broad range of work exploring themes of fragility, temporality, love and death utilizing a highly original and poetic vocabulary. His works frequently deploy different materials and techniques, from ready-made objects to more traditional media, such as graphite, ink, gold leaf and mirrored elements. Charting both the overlooked and obvious touchstones of life with equal attention and poignancy, Hodges’ conceptual practice is as broad and expansive as the range of human experiences he captures.

Hodges has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at venues across the United States and Europe including the Centre 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, NY; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. He has also been included in various significant group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Hodges served as the acting director of the Graduate Sculpture Department at the Yale University School of Art for the 2011/2012 academic years. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Association Internationale des Critiques d’art in 2006, the Albert Ucross Prize in 2001, and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 1995.

Hodges currently lives and works in New York City.