From Friday 31 August to Saturday 22 September Solomon Fine Art is delighted to host ‘Inflow’, the inaugural exhibition of new paintings by Carol Hodder. This is Hodder’s first and much anticipated solo show with Solomon, having joined our stable in 2017.
A self-taught artist, Hodder investigates experiences of transient light, memory and place with expressive semi-abstract painting. She has travelled to remote places such as Newfoundland, Iceland and North Co. Mayo in order to experience and record the presented landscape and its environs in a personal visual context.
Hodder’s primary concern is with the act of painting and its process. Layers of paint are built up and inform what emerges on the surface, which is a landscape of emotion and memory, tempered by elemental imagery and with boundaries that are blurred or defined. She seeks to unearth; to put back in place that which seems hidden or lost.
Hodder is a Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, has served on the Board of the Sirius Arts Centre from 2000-2005, and in 2017 was invited to undertake a two month Artist in Residency at the celebrated Josef & Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut USA, which was grant aided by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Hodder has exhibited regularly with Catherine Hammond Gallery, Cork and has had works selected by the Royal Hibernian Academy (Dublin), Royal Ulster Academy (Belfast) and the prestigious summer show at the Royal Academy in London. In 2015 she won the Republic of Ireland Award for the UK’s esteemed National Open Art Exhibition which saw her work shown throughout Britain as part of a touring exhibition. Public collections include The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, the Office of Public Works, Cork University Hospital, Limerick County Council, Bank of Ireland, Scott Tallon Walker and the Druid’s Glen Hotel in Co. Wicklow.
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