Opening Reception with the Artist Friday, April 27, 6-9 p.m.
For his first Scandinavian solo exhibition John Hodany shows a series of 5 large-scale works on paper.
In these paintings, John Hodany uses repetition, creating patterns and then breaking them using his own painstaking process of cutting and relocating areas of the painting. This creates a ghost-like impression in which the trace of the image that has been cut and replaced seems to imprint on the background. Time, space, landscape and architecture interact and reiterate. The effect of the broken or inverted patterns brings to mind the way a song by the Velvet Underground can solidly depend on a left-out drum beat.
In his own words John Hodany is interested in “the combination of drawing, painting and sculpture into one complex form”. John Hodany was born 1974 in New York and lives and works in New York and Berlin. His work has recently been acquired by The Museum of Modern Art in New York.