CAROL HODDER: Facing North

3 - 26 September 2020


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 recognise a link between those formative encounters and her attraction towards raw elemental places where she investigates experiences of transient light, memory and place.


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.