Charlotte Hodes in conversation with Dr Nina Lübbren
Charlotte Hodes in conversation with Dr Nina Lübbren Saturday 26 April 2014, Long Room, Murray Edwards College
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From Press Release: 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. 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.
Charlotte Hodes 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.
Nina Lübbren is Deputy Head of the Department of English, Communication, Film and Media at Anglia Ruskin University. She is also a Principal Lecturer in Film Studies. Prior to this, she was Senior Lecturer in Art History and Modern Visual Culture in the Cambridge School of Art. She gained a Master's degree in Art History and Italian at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany). Her research interests are in the area of nineteenth-century European art, in particular landscape and academic painting. She is the author of Rural Artists' Colonies in Europe, 1870-1910 (Manchester University Press, 2001) and the co-editor of Visual Culture and Tourism (Berg, 2003). She is currently writing a book on visual narrative in nineteenth-century painting.