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Last Weekend to See Jim Hodges at the Dallas Museum of Art

Untitled (one day it all comes true) by Jim Hodges, 2013 at the Dallas Museum of Art (photo by Mr. Holga)

Untitled (one day it all comes true) by Jim Hodges, 2013 at the Dallas Museum of Art (photo by Mr. Holga)

Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take
Dallas Museum of Art
Closes Sunday, January 12, 2014

This is your last weekend to see Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition closes Sunday, January 12, 2014.

Honestly, I am not a big fan of Jim Hodges or this kind of exhibition. I breezed by most of the “art works”. I did not find them interesting in the least. The Dallas Museum of Art filled their barrel vault gallery and four surrounding galleries all with Hodges’s works. This quickly turns into too much of a good thing is bad for you, which is very true here.

A Far Away Corner by Jim Hodges, 1997 at the Dallas Museum of Art (photo by Mr. Holga)

A Far Away Corner by Jim Hodges, 1997 at the Dallas Museum of Art (photo by Mr. Holga)

But then I saw untitled (one day it all comes true) (2013). This work is a breathtaking, large scale cloudscape full of motion and energy. And the best part, the work is made of denim. This one piece alone is worth the price of admission to the exhibit. All the other items can be sent back to their collectors, while I site and bath in the magnificents of this one work.

On second thought, I also enjoyed A Far Away Corner (1997) in the same gallery (seen in the corner on the way out). Hodges turned white, brass chain into glistening spider webs. The beautiful, line shadows and the twinkling chain are eye catching. The cobwebs in my house pale in comparison.

I normally only recommend paid exhibitions if they are full of blockbuster art. In this case, I’m going to let that slide. Just seeing untitled (one day it all comes true) makes it all worth while, and besides, you can also see Drawing Hopper: A Painter’s Process. This is a delightful collection of mostly drawings and a few paintings by Edward Hopper.

Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take at the Dallas Museum of Art closes this Sunday, January 12, 2014. See you there.

About M. C. Roman

M. C. Roman, owner and managing editor of Dallas Art News, is a painter, printmaker and photographer. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. M. C.'s art can be viewed at michaelroman.com. Social media friends can find M. C. on Facebook at facebook.com/mcroman.

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