Dallas Museum of Art and Walker Art Center opens Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take

Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take opens in Dallas on October 6. Co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center, Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take explores the trajectory of the artist’s 25-year career, highlighting the major themes that unify his multilayered and varied practice.

Jim Hodges, Untitled (one day it all comes true) (detail), 2013. Denim fabric and thread. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. © Jim Hodges.

Jim Hodges, Untitled (one day it all comes true) (detail), 2013. Denim fabric and thread. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. © Jim Hodges.


The exhibition includes over 80 works in all media made between 1987 and 2013, including works never before seen in the United States, as well as a major new work created especially for this exhibition. Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take examines how Hodges transforms both everyday and precious materials into poignant meditations on themes including time, loss, identity, and love. The exhibition brings together photography, drawing, works on paper, and objects to examine and illuminate Hodges’ command of material and gesture.

Since the late 1980s, Jim Hodges’ reconsiderations of the material world have inspired a body of work in which the man-made and artificial are invested with emotion and authenticity. From the delicate nature of early installations comprising hundreds of drawings on paper napkins and disassembled silk flowers pinned to the wall, to the large, light-filled mirror mosaics and complex installations of the past decade, Hodges’ ability to coax meaning from the simplest materials has remained constant.

About Jim Hodges
New York–based artist Jim Hodges is known for his singular ability to infuse emotion and narrative into the objects of our daily lives, creating poignant studies on ideas such as temporality, life, and love. He has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and in Europe, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial and a solo exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Hodges’ work is included in the collections of notable institutions, among them the Dallas Museum of Art; the Walker Art Center; The Art Institute of Chicago; Fonds Régional des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Dallas Museum of Art
October 6, 2013–January 12, 2014
1717 North Harwood
Dallas TX 75201
T +1 214 922 1200
www.dma.org

Walker Art Center
February 15–May 11, 2014
1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
T +1 612 375 7600
www.walkerart.org

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