Charlotte Hodes
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The Collection, jaggedart, 12 April - 28 May 2021

Charlotte's artworks on show include Passion Flowers 2019, a large scale, intricate papercut which was part of The Errant Muse exhibition. Also on show is a selection of ceramic jugs from her series Women in Conversation 2020. Here she responds to the floral and pastoral landscape motifs found on historical ware, in which she disrupts the uniformity of image and surface by hand painting silhouettes of women. Although her women are isolated, they each attempt to communicate in various ways including through a megaphone and by sending messages via a paper airplane. These ceramics follow Charlotte's involvement with collage as a working method to suggest a sense of fracture and of the uncanny that Covid-19 and the subsequent lock-down has created. The existing ware that Charlotte has used, with its idealized scenes and association with colonialism, is unsettled by her painted additions to suggest a sense of disquiet and questioning.

Exhibition Link

Installation image, 'The Collection' at jaggedart