Jim Hodges is an artist who constructs elaborate collages and installations out of disparate materials including napkins, silk, plastic, metal wires, and sheet metal disguised with camouflage. Frequently hanging from ceilings like draped curtains or gathered in piles in the corners of galleries, the pieces are like baroque pastoral landscapes brought into the third dimension. Poetic, elegant, and deeply emotional, Hodges's best works are meditations on love, the cycle of life, and the passing of time.
The artist has had numerous solo exhibitions in museums, including a 2009 show at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and a 2010 survey at London's Camden Arts Centre. In 2005, he received a commission from Creative Time to install a work at the Ritz Carlton in New York's Battery Park.