September 8- October 7, 2012.
Curated by Carol Rhodes
Opening times: Wednesday–Sunday, 12–6 PM (and to October 31st by appointment)
Clive Hodgson’s paintings can be lyrical, disarming or mordant. They evoke emblem, signage and diagram.
Becoming known in the 1980s for anecdotal figuration, he has moved through alternations and combinations of abstraction and representation, deploying varied technical means: geometric pattern; stenciling; apparently casual daubing; stipple and spatter; ornamental calligraphic design. His diverse strategies build to a concerted interrogation of the puzzles of art and life.
The current exhibition is largely of recent work in which the signing (and dating) of the paintings is a significant part of imagery and content.
Clive Hodgson was born in Nottingham in 1953. He studied at St. Martin’s School of Art 1971-72 and the Slade School of Art 1972-77. He had a residency at The British School at Rome in 1998. Recent exhibitions have included: 2005 ‘Incorrigible, Sentimental’, Filles du Calvaire Brussels; 2006 Terrace London; 2008 ‘False Friends’, Five Years London; 2012 Broadbent London; ‘ Ever Since I Put Your Picture in a Frame’, 42 Carlton Place Glasgow; ‘The Smallest Composite Number’, Standpoint London.
Sherman Sam’s review in Artforum:
See Clive Hodgson solo exhibition, May 2014 at White Columns, New York: