Robert Hodgins / Looking Back / 2013

Robert Hodgins / Looking Back / 2013
13 April - 11 May 2013
Installation View
Robert Hodgins
Princes of the Church, 2002
Oil on canvas
90 x 90 cm
Robert Hodgins
La Contessa Venemosa, 2003
Lithograph
57 x 65 cm / 57 x 65cm
Robert Hodgins
Street Scene, 2001
Oil and graphite on canvas
91 x 122cm
Robert Hodgins
Skull II, 2001
Pencil on paper
28.5 x 21 cm
Robert Hodgins
Cotton Club, 2008/ 2009
Monotype
76 x 57 cm
Robert Hodgins
Two Nudes, 2008
Oil on canvas
90 x 120 cm
Robert Hodgins
A Self Portrait, 2009
Oil on canvas
120 x 90 cm
Robert Hodgins
Virago, 2009
Monotype
76.5 x 57 cm
Robert Hodgins
Office I (PART OF TRIPTYCH), 2007
Etching
34 x 51 cm
Robert Hodgins
Mavis, 1991
Oil on canvas
61 x 70.8 cm
Robert Hodgins
A Line from Auden- They are and suffer; that is all they do., 1996
Oil on Canvas
91 x 121 cm
Robert Hodgins
Skull III, 2001
Pencil on paper
28.5 x 21 cm
Robert Hodgins
Of course, Comrade Stalin, 2009
Lithograph
76.5 x 57 cm
Robert Hodgins
Office II, 2007
Etching
67 x 46cm
Robert Hodgins
Credit Meltdown, 2007
Etching
38 x 43.5 cm paper size
Robert Hodgins and Marguerite Stephens
Man with Band-aid, 1997
Wool and Mohair (only one ever produced)
151 x 209 m
Robert Hodgins
Giant Two, 2005/6
Oil on canvas
70 x 60 cm F: 73 x 63 cm
Robert Hodgins
Office III, 2007
Etching

Robert Hodgins
Ouma in Swart Satyn, 2007
Oil on canvas
60 x 60cm
Robert Hodgins
Goneril, 2006
Monotype
50 x 66cm
Robert Hodgins
Like it or not... I'm going your way, 2008/2009
Monotype
57 x 76.5 cm
Robert Hodgins
The Human Race, 2002


Robert Hodgins
Study After Michelangelo no.2, 2009
Oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
Robert Hodgins
The Ceramic Art of Robert Hodgins, 2008


Robert Hodgins
Figure, 1994
glazed ceramic with gold and mother of pearl lustre, with book
8 x 20 x 24 cm
Robert Hodgins
Play Softly till I end my song, 2002/3
oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm
Robert Hodgins
Aardklop 'Otto en die Rooi Gevaar, 1996', 2002
Poster
59.5 x 42 cm
Robert Hodgins
Some Thoughts on Ancient Greek Theatre, 1996
Oil on Canvas
91 x 121cm
Robert Hodgins
Completely in control, 2009
Monotype
57 x 76.5 cm
Robert Hodgins
Full Camouflage, 2009
Lithograph
76 x 56.5 cm
Robert Hodgins
Blue Jersey, 2002
oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
Robert Hodgins
Josephine, 2007
Monotype
57 x 77 cm
Robert Hodgins
Untitled, 2004
ceramic ashtray with underglaze colour beneath transparent stoneware glaze, with book
27 cm diameter
Robert Hodgins
Head Prefect, Captain of Swimming, etc, etc, 2004
Oil on canvas
30 x 30cm
Robert Hodgins
Study After Michelangelo no.3, 2009
Oil on canvas
75 x 75cm
Robert Hodgins
Head, 2008
Oil on canvas
60 x 60cm
Robert Hodgins
A Mad Bible Woman in the Streets, 2000
Oil on canvas
Work: 90 x 90 cm Frame: 95 x 95 x 3.5 cm
Robert Hodgins
Waiting For The Boss (Tootsie's), 1994
Lithograph
42 x 28cm
Robert Hodgins
Birthday catalogue, 2000 (Hodgins at Goodman), 2000


Robert Hodgins
A Certain Smile, 2007
ceramic plate with underglaze colour beneath transparent stoneware glaze, with book
33 cm diameter
Robert Hodgins
Whistler's Grandmother, 2009
Monotype
57x76.5 cm
Robert Hodgins
Late Encounter, 2009
Monotype
57x 75 cm
Robert Hodgins
Girl, 2009
Lithograph
76 x 56.5 cm
Robert Hodgins
Robert Hodgins: A Lasting Impression, 2012


Robert Hodgins
Gent I, 2007
Monotype
76.5 x 34.5 cm
Robert Hodgins
My CEO, 2007
Lithograph
76 X 56.5 cm
Robert Hodgins
Uncle Bert who was in Wool Trade, 2007
Oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
Robert Hodgins
Fayyum Head, 2006
ceramic plate with underglaze colour beneath transparent stoneware glaze
29.5 cm diameter
Robert Hodgins
A Boxer And His Promoter, 2008
Monotype
57 x 75 cm
Robert Hodgins
J' accuse!, 1995-1996
Oil on canvas
90 x 120 cm
Robert Hodgins
Factory Worker , 2010
Oil on canvas (unsigned, certificate from Estate)
Work: 60 x 60 cm Frame: 62.5 x 62.5 x 4.5 cm
Robert Hodgins
Odalisque with Landscape, 2007
Oil on canvas
60 x 90 cm
Robert Hodgins
Wounded Picture , c. 1979
Oil on canvas, sliced and stiched
73 x 55cm
Robert Hodgins
The Don & Sancho Panza, 2005
Oil on canvas
Work: 61 x 61 cm Frame: 66 x 66 x 3.5 cm
Robert Hodgins
Miss Priss, 2009
Lithograph
57 x76 cm
Robert Hodgins
Despot, 2008
Hand Coloured Etching
36 x 27 cm paper size
Robert Hodgins
Model Posing, 2009
OIl on canvas
90 x 90 cm
Robert Hodgins
Circus Strongman, 2006
Oil over duco
90 x 90 cm
Robert Hodgins
Mr Big from New Orleans, 2006/7
Oil on canvas
60 x 60cm
Robert Hodgins
Left Out of Making Love in the Shadows, 2009
Oil on canvas ( unsigned, certificate from Estate)
90 x 120cm
Robert Hodgins
Beast in the Green Night, 1991
Oil on canvas
45.5 x 60cm
Robert Hodgins
Curtain Call, 2006
Oil on canvas
90 x 120 cm
Robert Hodgins
Seated Woman, 2001
Pencil on paper
28.5 x 21 cm
Robert Hodgins
Officers and Gents (1 - 9) FRAMED SET, 1998 - 2001
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
Full set of prints (1 - 9)
Robert Hodgins & Jan Neethling
Untitled (This painting was begun +/- 1970 by Jan Neethling and used for various household purposes. Robert Hodgins picked it up in 1998 and continued it into 2001), 1970-2001
Oil on board
59.5 x 57 cm
Robert Hodgins
I used to pose for Herr Otto Dix, 2009
Monotype
76.3x 56 cm
Robert Hodgins & Jan Neethling
God is Love, 2009
Oil and stencilled spray-paint on canvas (signed only by Jan Neethling, certificate from Hodgins Estate)
90 x 120 cm
Robert Hodgins
Mme. Matisse, 2001
Pencil on paper
28.5 x 21 cm
Robert Hodgins
Office II, 2007
Etching
67 x 46cm
Robert Hodgins
Woman Seated Backwards, with Empty Chair, 2010
Oil on canvas (unsigned, certificate from Estate)
60 x 60cm
Robert Hodgins
Female Nude III, 2007
Oil on canvas
92 x 62 cm F: 97 x 67 cm
Robert Hodgins
Man With Smug Armchair, 2007/08
Oil Over Charcoal
Work: 90 x 90 cm
Robert Hodgins
Little Miss Priss, 2008 / 2009
Oil On Canvas
75 x 75cm
Robert Hodgins
Study After Michelangelo no.1, 2009
Oil on canvas
90 x 90 cm
Robert Hodgins
Saturday Night, 2000
Pencil and watercolour on paper
42 x59 cm

Robert Hodgins / Looking Back / 2013 - Installation View

13 April - 11 May 2013

Robert Hodgins

Princes of the Church

Robert Hodgins

La Contessa Venemosa

Robert Hodgins

Street Scene

Robert Hodgins

Skull II

Robert Hodgins

Cotton Club

Robert Hodgins

Two Nudes

Robert Hodgins

A Self Portrait

Robert Hodgins

Virago

Robert Hodgins

Office I (PART OF TRIPTYCH)

Robert Hodgins

Mavis

Robert Hodgins

A Line from Auden- They are and suffer; that is all they do.

Robert Hodgins

Skull III

Robert Hodgins

Of course, Comrade Stalin

Robert Hodgins

Office II

Robert Hodgins

Credit Meltdown

Robert Hodgins and Marguerite Stephens

Man with Band-aid

Robert Hodgins

Giant Two

Robert Hodgins

Office III

Robert Hodgins

Ouma in Swart Satyn

Robert Hodgins

Goneril

Robert Hodgins

Like it or not... I'm going your way

Robert Hodgins

The Human Race

Robert Hodgins

Study After Michelangelo no.2

Robert Hodgins

The Ceramic Art of Robert Hodgins

Robert Hodgins

Figure

Robert Hodgins

Play Softly till I end my song

Robert Hodgins

Aardklop 'Otto en die Rooi Gevaar, 1996'

Robert Hodgins

Some Thoughts on Ancient Greek Theatre

Robert Hodgins

Completely in control

Robert Hodgins

Full Camouflage

Robert Hodgins

Blue Jersey

Robert Hodgins

Josephine

Robert Hodgins

Untitled

Robert Hodgins

Head Prefect, Captain of Swimming, etc, etc

Robert Hodgins

Study After Michelangelo no.3

Robert Hodgins

Head

Robert Hodgins

A Mad Bible Woman in the Streets

Robert Hodgins

Waiting For The Boss (Tootsie's)

Robert Hodgins

Birthday catalogue, 2000 (Hodgins at Goodman)

Robert Hodgins

A Certain Smile

Robert Hodgins

Whistler's Grandmother

Robert Hodgins

Late Encounter

Robert Hodgins

Girl

Robert Hodgins

Robert Hodgins: A Lasting Impression

Robert Hodgins

Gent I

Robert Hodgins

My CEO

Robert Hodgins

Uncle Bert who was in Wool Trade

Robert Hodgins

Fayyum Head

Robert Hodgins

A Boxer And His Promoter

Robert Hodgins

J' accuse!

Robert Hodgins

Factory Worker

Robert Hodgins

Odalisque with Landscape

Robert Hodgins

Wounded Picture

Robert Hodgins

The Don & Sancho Panza

Robert Hodgins

Miss Priss

Robert Hodgins

Despot

Robert Hodgins

Model Posing

Robert Hodgins

Circus Strongman

Robert Hodgins

Mr Big from New Orleans

Robert Hodgins

Left Out of Making Love in the Shadows

Robert Hodgins

Beast in the Green Night

Robert Hodgins

Curtain Call

Robert Hodgins

Seated Woman

Robert Hodgins

Officers and Gents (1 - 9) FRAMED SET

Robert Hodgins & Jan Neethling

Untitled (This painting was begun +/- 1970 by Jan Neethling and used for various household purposes. Robert Hodgins picked it up in 1998 and continued it into 2001)

Robert Hodgins

I used to pose for Herr Otto Dix

Robert Hodgins & Jan Neethling

God is Love

Robert Hodgins

Mme. Matisse

Robert Hodgins

Office II

Robert Hodgins

Woman Seated Backwards, with Empty Chair

Robert Hodgins

Female Nude III

Robert Hodgins

Man With Smug Armchair

Robert Hodgins

Little Miss Priss

Robert Hodgins

Study After Michelangelo no.1

Robert Hodgins

Saturday Night

At the end of Robert Hodgins’ long life, he found being ill “just too tedious!” and was frustrated at the fact that “ I cannot paint!” He was involved in The Great Human Drama, right to his last day. He left a legacy of compelling work behind him, which is evident in the exhibition now at Wits Art Museum, a wide survey of his works in print media, and monotype. Take the opportunity to see this show before it closes on 6 April 2013.

Possessed of a mischievous and curious eye with which he critically evaluated the doings of humankind; a lively wit, the sensitivity to include himself in his impressions of our species, and a healthy cynicism, Hodgins was above all the keenest observer of life one could meet. Painting, drawing and printing constantly taught him more about life and the process of producing images. He approached his canvas or paper with feeling and intellect, and found the act of image-making exciting, amusing, but also an intelligent means to understand and examine life, in all its splendour and grossness at once.

This first solo exhibition at Goodman Gallery since his passing in March 2010 presents a full range of his diverse oeuvre, with pencil drawings, prints, a watercolour, tapestry, monoprints, ceramic sculpture and oil painting.