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© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
The FLAG Art Foundation is honored to announce "Floating a Boulder: Works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Jim Hodges", an exhibition featuring works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Jim Hodges, two prominent artists that developed a unique vocabulary of meaning through a myriad of subtleties.
Rooted in conceptual and minimal framework, Gonzalez-Torres’ work transformed ordinary objects into emotive relics with references to politics, death, and love. Through materials such as bead curtains, strands of lightbulbs, take away piles of candy, stacks of paper, mirrors, wall clocks, and jigsaw puzzles, the works combine their aesthetic allure and ephemeral nature with the gravitas of the subject matter itself.
Jim Hodges’ oeuvre emanates from a similar practice. Hodges’ photographs, lightbulb sculptures, mirrors, chain spider webs, scarves, and their rich imageries, craftsmanship, and implementations of color and light conjure notions of the passages of time, love, loss, life.
Both artists distill personal experiences and emotions into their objects with a universal resonance. Furthermore, a vital component to both artists’ works is the role of the viewer, invariably contributing to the timeless relevance of the work.
In 1993, Gonzalez-Torres reflects, “I need public interaction. Without the public these works are nothing. I need the public to complete the work. I ask the public to help me out, to take responsibility, to become part of my work, to join in.” Almost 10 years later, Hodges echoes: “I don’t think that I am ever not engaged with that consideration. This dialogue or this interaction with a viewer, what’s perceived, what’s being experience, what’s being responded too…Actually, the viewer completes the work.”(read less)
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