PRESS: Charlotte Hodes – The Grammar of Ornament – papercuts and ceramics

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Dear Sirs,

I am delighted to enclose information about Charlotte Hodes’s first solo exhibition at jaggedart.

Charlotte Hodes makes exquisite papercuts and ceramics. She has shown in the Wallace Collection and has won the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2006. The exhibition at jaggedart will later be shown at New Hall, University of Cambridge, the only museum in the UK dedicated to Women artists. "Her work, using tiny fragments of paper and decorative motifs, explores the diverse manner in which women have been presented in art history; the decorative links to the domestic, and the way in which so much of female activity goes unnoticed ". Charlotte is a Professor at University of Arts in London.

The show will consist of 37 papercuts and 37 dishes based on Owen Jones’s 1856 propositions on Art and Design.

I enclose a press release for the show, some images. A PDF of the catalogue that will be published for the exhibition is available.

Please let me know if you would like any more information.

With all good wishes,

Andrea Harari
jaggedart
28 A Devonshire Street
London W1G 6PS


Charlotte Hodes
The Grammar of Ornament
New papercuts and ceramics

A poetic response to the Thirty Seven Propositions outlined in Owen Jones’ 1856 publication.

Private View: Wednesday 5 March 2014 – 6.30- 8.30 pm
Exhibition dates: 6 March – 5 April


With an international reputation as an artist working through collage across different media, this new work by Charlotte Hodes has been informed by the influential 1856 book The Grammar of Ornament by architect Owen Jones, one of the most important design theorists of the 19th century. The exhibition will consist of a sequence of thirty seven papercuts and thirty seven related dishes which are a response to his General Principles which govern the use of design and ornament in architecture.

Hodes subverts this male treatise and re-interprets it from the position of a contemporary female artist engaged in the languages of fine and decorative arts. “Hodes dismantles idea and form by using collage and papercut techniques to disrupt images, thus creating multifarious new directions and possibilities,” says Dr Janet McKenzie in her catalogue essay on the work.

In Hodes’ papercuts the female figure appears as a protagonist serving to undermine and disrupt the rigidity of the hierarchical system presented by Jones, defined by his “General Principles” that govern the use of design and ornament in architecture. Her feminist approach is further explored through the medium of ceramic dishes as a canvas, situating the imagery firmly within the domestic domain rather than seeking to replicate the grand and lofty iconography of architecture and classic design.

“Her work, using tiny fragments of paper and decorative motifs, explores the diverse manner in which the women have been presented in art history; the decorative links to the domestic, and the way in which so much of female activity goes unnoticed,” says McKenzie.

Significantly the exhibition will be restaged at New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge, the only collection devoted to women’s art in the UK (26th April-24th May). The work in this first solo exhibition by Charlotte Hodes at jaggedart builds upon her prize winning work on paper for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2006, her solo exhibition at The Wallace Collection 2007 and her participation in Glasstress: White Light White Heat exhibitions at both the Venice Biennial 2013 and The Wallace Collection 2013.

Charlotte Hodes lives and works in London. She studied Fine Art as an undergraduate student (1978–82) and Painting as a postgraduate student (1982–84) at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London. At the Slade School under the Professorship of Lawrence Gowing, she was a student of Paula Rego, Stanley Jones and John Hoyland. Charlotte was Associate Artist at the Wallace Collection, London from 2005-2007 and Winner of the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2006. She is Professor in Fine Art at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Charlotte Hodes has exhibited with jaggedart since 2007.


Forthcoming exhibitions and projects with works by Charlotte Hodes:

  • 11 March 2014: Charlotte Hodes will be delivering her professorial address at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.
  • 26 April 2014 – 24 May: The Grammar of Ornament will be shown after jaggedart at New Hall Art Collection, University of Cambridge, a permanent collection of modern and contemporary art by women artists.
  • 9 -12 May 2014: jaggedart will present a selection of A Concise History of Vessels by Charlotte Hodes at COLLECT at the Saatchi Gallery.
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Saturday 11am – 2pm
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