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  • Jim Hodges, Changing Things (detail), 1997, silk, plastic, wire, 6' 4“ x 12' 4”.

    “Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take”

    Dallas Museum of Art
    1717 North Harwood
    October 6 - January 12

    Curated by Jeffrey Grove and Olga Viso

    With a poet’s eye and a devotional attitude toward technical refinement, Jim Hodges remains a signal figure from the generation of American artists that emerged from the political tumult and tragedy of the mid-1980s. Like those of contemporaries Robert Gober and Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Hodges’s vocabulary—familiar materials reconsidered and reinvented as richly strange mementos—is governed by a wistful syntax that emphasizes fragility and evanescence. His first comprehensive US survey, co-organized by the DMA and Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center, will feature eighty works employing the artist’s signature motifs (webs, lightbulbs, glass, mirrors, flowers, and more) and will be accompanied by an extensive catalogue with essays by Grove and Viso, Bill Arning, Susan Griffin, and Helen Molesworth.

    Travels to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Feb. 15–May 11, 2014; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, June 5–Sept. 1, 2014; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Oct. 5, 2014– Jan. 17, 2015.