14 May 2022 - 30 June 2022
“… what goes on in the studio… is a jumble of meditation, instantaneous decision, change of direction, memories dredged up and astonishment by what is happening on the surface before one…”
- Robert Hodgins on painting in his studio, in an interview with Ivor Powell, 1996
Hodgins was principally known as a sardonic wit, a great raconteur, and a superb painter of the theatre of life. He was a master of both satire and irony in visual terms.
Hodgins passed away in March 2010. Robert Hodgins: +/- 102 is a tribute to him that coincides with what would have been the artist's 102nd birthday on 27 June 2022. The exhibition features drawings, oil monotypes and paintings. Many of the works are on public exhibition for the first time.
The exhibition title alludes to the acclaimed exhibition UBU: +/- 101, which featured works by Deborah Bell, Robert Hodgins and William Kentridge. The works included in this show dealt with each artist's interpretation of Alfred Jarry's play, Ubu Roi. UBU: +/- 101 was hosted by the University of Witwatersrand Art Galleries in 1997.
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Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 09:30 - 17:30. Saturday 09:30 - 16h00.
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