June 01, 2019 – September 22, 2019
This exhibition features more than thirty works by Jim Hodges 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’ work 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, this exhibition 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.
Image: Jim Hodges, B.E.2, Silver and Gold, 2011. Japanese Silver, 24K Gold, Silver on primed and unprimed linen 59 1/2 x 59 1/2 x 6 7/8 in. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery. On loan from Pizzuti Collection.