Give More Than You Can Take, Jim Hodges at the Walker
Hodges’ commitment to drawing as his medium is evident throughout the exhibition, but particularly near its conclusion. One of the last spaces the viewer moves through is a corridor with twenty-one wood-grain drawings from the series On the Way Between Places (2009) lining the walls. Here the artist combines charcoal with his own saliva to make a forest, reconstructed not from observations of nature, but rather from his own remembrance of it.
|Jim Hodges. Deformed, 1989; altered shopping bag; 30 1/2 × 34 in. Photo by Ronald Amstutz. © Jim Hodges.|
|Jim Hodges. On the Way Between Places (21 of 21), 2009; charcoal, saliva on paper; 30 × 22 1/2 in. Photo by Ronald Amstutz. © Jim Hodges.|
|Jim Hodges. Movements (Stage IV), 2009; mirror on canvas; 57 × 96 in. Collection Barbara Zomlefer Herzberg; courtesy McCabe Fine Art, New York. Photo by Ronald Amstutz. © Jim Hodges.|