4 – 26 September 2020
From Friday 4 – Saturday 26 September 2020 Solomon Fine Art is delighted to host a solo exhibition of new work by artist Carol Hodder. The expressive, semi-abstract paintings in this, the artist’s second solo exhibition at Solomon, are a sensory response to place, atmosphere and visceral experience.
Carol Hodder has always been drawn to wild places. Raised on a farm on the North side of Cork City, there was a strong emphasis on the marking of seasons, through ploughing, harrowing, planting and harvesting. These earthy beginnings, coupled with time spent every summer in a house in the Kerry mountains without running water or electricity, continue to underscore her artistic direction.
Periods spent in remote places such as Pouch Cove, Newfoundland and a recent residency in the North West of Iceland has lead Hodder to recognised a link between those formative encounters and her attraction towards raw elemental places where she investigates experiences of transient light, memory and place.
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 Museum of Contempoary Art, has served on the Board of the Sirius Arts Centre 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. In 2019 Hodder undertook a Residency at Nes, Skagaströnd, Iceland. 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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