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Robert Hodgins: Drawings from his studio

16 November 2019 - 15 December 2019

Hodgins House is privileged to present a selection of drawings and sketches from Robert Hodgins’ studio in Midrand, Gauteng, where he worked for the last sixteen years of his life. 
This unique and diverse collection, including early work and spanning almost Hodgins’ entire career, is being shown for the first time almost ten years after the artist’s death. Internationally, scholars, collectors, museums and galleries are paying more attention to sketches and drawings, as is evident from exhibitions such as the drawings of Lucian Freud shown recently at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York. 
The exhibition provides a rare glimpse into the usually private and forbidden domain of the artist’s studio. These ‘knowing’ and ‘thinking’ drawings by one of South Africa’s most prolific and successful artists provide a unique insight into his working methods and creative process. Many drawings on the exhibition refer recognizably to specific paintings in Hodgins’ extensive oeuvre.
This comprehensive collection of drawings and sketches, guest curated by Alet Vorster, has generously been made available by the Hodgins estate and Jan Neethling, the artist’s long-time friend and partner. 
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, with essays by Jan Neethling and Wilhelm van Rensburg, that serves to explore and document the collection.

Participating: Robert Hodgins

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HODGINS HOUSE
Address: 4 Loch Avenue Parktown
Cell: 082 899 4349