Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art (Pizzuti Collection of CMA) is proud to announce Jim Hodges, on view June 1 – September 22, 2019. Jim Hodges features more than thirty works by the artist from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti. A highly regarded figure in contemporary art, Hodges often finds complex beauty in the fragile and fleeting, the mundane, and the timeless. His work is attuned to the power of a simple gesture.
Hodges is among a generation of artists who came of age in the 1980s and 90s amidst a deepening AIDS epidemic and the continuing struggle for LGBTQ visibility and rights; love and loss are intertwined themes in his work. Whether using words and phrases, reflective materials or photographs, Hodges addresses the personal and collective experience of the body and the senses. With a highly poetic sensibility, he draws our attention to the meeting place of external objects and interior life.
With work in a variety of media from 1992 to 2019 – collected by Ron and Ann Pizzuti over a period of decades – Jim Hodges offers a unique view of the artist’s practice. It also reflects the strong relationship between the artist and Columbus’ most prominent collectors of contemporary art.
Pizzuti Collection of CMA is located at 632 North Park Street and is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. General admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, free for students and children. On Jan. 1, 2019, Pizzuti Collection became Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art. Works of art and exhibitions on view at Pizzuti Collection of CMA are on loan from Pizzuti Collection, a private collection amassed by Ron and Ann Pizzuti, who ARTnews has consistently named among its top 200 collectors. For additional information, call 614.221.6801 or find us on Facebook and Instagram @pizzuticollection.
Image: Jim Hodges, On earth, 1998. Mirror on canvas. On loan from Pizzuti Collection.