Ceramic, Ceramic vase with underglaze and mishima
Dimensions: 25.4cm (H) x 8.9cm (W) x 8.9cm (D) / 10" (H) x 3.5" (W) x 3.5" (D)
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About the art
Fitting In, 2022 by Alex Hodge
Ceramic Vase with Underglaze and Mishima
10 in x 3.5 in x 3.5 in
This sculptural jar is the first to feature the figure in combination with a collaged and carved surface. The women dance around in an homage to Matisse, yet the title acknowledges the mortality of the artist, while the celestial archetype of woman carries on.
Alex Hodge grew up on a blueberry farm in South Georgia where she learned the value of cultivating the earth. Currently based in Miami, Florida, Hodge focuses on prioritizing women’s narratives in all aspects of her work. Her poetic porcelain objects examine and reimagine the history of art in a way that values women, not only in body, but in wholeness, power, and love. By combining sculptural and drawn elements, such as carved and painted patterns, her works create a dialogue between space and line, form and surface for a dynamic viewing experience. Often limiting her color palette to black and white, she uses the carving technique called sgraffito to incise her pieces with drawings, her own text, and pattern. Focusing on the narrative qualities of art-making, Hodge weaves stories into the clay which are both personal and universal. Through the decorative and symbolic details, she hints at narratives without completing them to invite the viewer to participate in creating meaning. The women she invents exist in the present but are of the imagined future in which we all have room to flourish, tell our stories, give and receive love, and express the beauty and pain of the human condition. Fundamentally, her artworks are a celebration of the tenacity and vulnerability of women and clay, an interplay of history and hope.
Based in: Miami, Florida
Alex Hodge was always drawn to the arts and regularly channeled her creativity as a child whether in watercolor classes or scrapbooking with her mother. She attended the University of Georgia and received her BFA in Ceramics in order to learn the ways of coaxing clay. While at UGA, Hodge …
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