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Acclaimed Artist Jim Hodges to speak at Bennington

Apr 14, 2009

Internationally renowned artist Jim Hodges will deliver Bennington's annual Adams-Tillim Lecture on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 pm in Tishman Lecture Hall. The event, established in 1992 by David Beitzel '83 in honor of retired visual arts faculty members Pat Adams and the late Sidney Tillim, is free and open to the public.

Hodges is an award-winning New York-based artist known for his use of everyday materials—flowers, scarves, napkins, tissue paper—to create drawings and sculptures that emphasize the beauty of basic objects, ideas, and emotions.

"In all these works I try to be simple and direct," Hodges says. "I try to get to a point where I am turning a material in a way so that something else is seen, an unfolding of the material to see what's there. It's about discovery."

Hodges' acclaimed work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.