Jim Hodges

The Society for Contemporary Art invites you to an evening with artist Jim Hodges Tuesday, April 27, 2004. Jim Hodges has become one of the most widely recognized and respected artists of his generation. He produces work of uncompromising beauty and simplicity, transforming everyday objects into profound meditations on love and loss, joy and melancholy, nostalgia and memory. In 1994, Hodges collected over 500 paper napkins?covered with his own simple, quick ink sketches of flowers?and pinned them, salon style to the wall of a gallery to create The Diary of Flowers, his first mature work. Since then, he has merged a poetic sensibility and craft aesthetic to construct an entire universe from such materials as: silk flowers, silver spiderwebs, color pantone chips, shattered mirrors, cut trees, old shirts, wall clocks, colored pencils and light bulbs. Jim Hodges has been the subject of solo exhibitions at such significant venues as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Miami Art Museum. His work has been included in the 23rd Bienal de S?o Paolo and Regarding Beauty at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. in 2000. His work is currently on-view at the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Please join us for an exciting look at Jim Hodges? most recent projects.

The Art Institute of Chicago
Members – $60

05:30PM – 06:30PM – Reception
Gallery 135

06:30PM – 08:00PM – Lecture
Price Auditorium
Members – $25

08:00PM – 09:00PM – Dining
Gioco Restaurant