CURATION - COMMUNICATION - PROGRAMMING
P R E I M A G E is the first solo exhibition in New York of London-based artist Vanessa Hodgkinson. Hosted by Peninsula Art Space from January 10 to February 9, 2014. Curatorial commission.
Artist Talk – 11 January, 2014 at 1pm
Moving Image Salon – 18 January, 2014 | 6-10pm OFFSITE
P R E I M A G E presents a selected body of work nascent from Hodgkinson’s long-standing interest in conceptual and structural frameworks that reinforce her process of communicating ideas through painting. The works brought together at Peninsula investigate the space just before an image develops, be it in printing, Photoshop or film-making.
Evolving out of a practical training in the crafts of traditional Islamic art, and an art historical background influenced by Said’s critique of Orientalism, Hodgkinson couples the aniconic with an ongoing inquiry into the figurative ‘Other’ as a digital presence on the Internet.
Recently Hodgkinson has made a move away from a culturally specific geometrical vernacular of Islamic pattern towards a more universal framework of the grid as a tool for producing images. Her grids are investigations into the potential for image-making inherent in network technologies, new media distribution and CGI. She engages the political and aesthetic meaning of viral images as traditional forms of escapism, but also as systems of propaganda.
more details on the exhibition on Peninsula Art Space website