AXOM Gallery is excited to open the Fall Season with our new exhibition, “The Blues” A new body of work by Nate Hodge
A native of Brockport, NY, Nate received his BFA at the SUNY College at Brockport in May of 2013, and went on to earn his MFA from the University of Buffalo in May of 2015. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Moss Award (2013), the Elliott Painting Award (2014) and the Fairchild Award (2016).
Having completed his education only two years ago, Nate might be considered an emerging artist, although he has greeted the regional art scene with the virtuosity of a true master. He has completed numerous mural commissions for) private residences, Monroe Community College, SUNY Brockport, the Memorial Art Gallery, NextCorp, and was also a 2015 Wall Therapy Muralist. Nate views installation work as a site-specific extension of his studio practice, a drawing or painting that is allowed to move beyond the confines of a canvas or paper and inhabit a space.
Nate Hodge works in a variety of media including watercolor, gouache, pen and ink, acrylic and various mixed media. This exhibit will include drawings paintings and constructions including the use of found objects.
Of this exhibit Nate says, “For this project I wanted to explore what my paintings would look like in a more physical form, a space that could be navigated by a viewer using more senses than the eyes. What kind of materials would be used? How would the representation of space on a canvas translate into an environment? Why not use skills and tools used and acquired through other lines of work to create something different? With an assortment of materials from previous projects I set about creating the elements for a space that I call the Blues.”
Given the multimedia nature of this installation, one can imagine the experience of spatially walking through one of his drawings or paintings while viewing the exhibit of his two dimensional works.