Wolverhampton Art Gallery, solo exhibition 03.06.17 - 03.09.17
Remember Me: Charlotte Hodes Papercuts & Ceramics is a solo exhibition which opens on Saturday 3 June with an artist gallery talk. It will include a wall installation that has been specially commissioned by Wolverhampton Art Gallery and which runs twelve metres, featuring over one hundred and twenty individual ceramic plates, arranged to create a single image that combines elegant historic patterns with contemporary and digital imagery.
Also featuring in the exhibition will be Charlotte Hodes’ major table installation, first shown at the British Ceramics Biennial in 2015 (supported by Arts Council England for research and development at the Spode Museum Trust archive of engravings) as well as three series of her signature papercuts. This includes a selection of papercuts with plates from her series Grammar of Ornament, made in response to Owen Jones’ 1856 publication of the same name.
The visually powerful new work demonstrates the artist’s playful, yet challenging approach to the aesthetic potential of domestic objects, both past and present.
This exhibition is central to the renewed interest in the relationship between craft and fine art practice. Charlotte has been a prominent figure within this debate freely exploring craft led processes and drawing from the rich iconography of the decorative arts.