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Alex Hodge, The Ecstasy of St. Teresa

Alex Hodge The Ecstasy of St. Teresa, 2019

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The artwork is available for pickup from the gallery in Bay Harbor Islands, FL, United States


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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Sculpture : acrylic, ceramic, gold, Porcelain

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    18 x 4.5 x 4.5 inch

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Offered by the gallery

    Professional art gallery
    Bay Harbor Islands - United States

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    The Ecstasy of St Teresa
    2019
    Porcelain and gold
    18 in x 4.5 in x 4.5 in

    This piece is a part of the Historic Jar Collection and references Bernini’s marble sculpture of the same name. While Bernini created an erotic scene to be housed in the Cornaro Chapel, Hodge seats the two women in a domestic setting signaled by the style of chair. Further, by replacing the angel figure with another woman, she highlights women’s capacity to spiritually enrich one another.

    All Prices are quoted as "initial price". Please note that prices and availability may change due to current sales.

    Alex Hodge grew up on a blueberry farm in South Georgia where she learned the value of cultivating the earth. Currently based in Miami, Florida, Hodge focuses on prioritizing women’s narratives in all aspects of her work. Her poetic porcelain objects examine and reimagine the history of art in a way that values women, not only in body, but in wholeness, power, and love. By combining sculptural and drawn elements, such as carved and painted pattern, her works create a dialogue between space and line, form and surface for a dynamic viewing experience. Often limiting her color palette to black and white, she uses the carving technique called sgraffito to incise her pieces with drawings, her own text, and pattern.

    Focusing on the narrative qualities of art making, Hodge weaves stories into the clay which are both personal and universal. Through the decorative and symbolic details, she hints at narratives without completing them to invite the viewer to participate in creating meaning. The women she invents exist in the present but are of the imagined future in which we all have room to flourish, to tell our stories, to give and receive love, and to express the beauty and pain of the human condition. Fundamentally, her artworks are a celebration of the tenacity and vulnerability of women and clay, an interplay of history and hope.
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Themes: Nude, Urban Landscape
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buildings

figurines

history

museum

statue

Alex Hodge

United States
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Alex Hodge was always drawn to the arts and regularly channeled her creativity as a child whether in watercolor classes or scrapbooking with her mother. She attended the University of Georgia and received her BFA in Ceramics in order to learn the ways of coaxing clay. While at UGA, Hodge had her first solo exhibition, Unsung Muses, in addition to her BFA show, Eyes That Bind.

She graduated summa cum laude along with other honors, such as the Outstanding Undergraduate Award and Mary Rosenblatt Scholarship. After graduation she spent the summer as the Ceramics Instructor for URJ Camp Coleman, where she realized her potential as a teacher. She then pursued her MFA at the University of Miami, where she has received the MFA Summer Fellowship as well as the William Oberman Award. She will graduate summa cum laude after the conclusion of her thesis exhibition In Light of Her.

She continues to pursue teaching as the Camp Manager and Instructor for Clay Camp at the Ceramic League of Miami and as an adjunct faculty at the University of Miami. Though she naturally finds a place in teaching, it is her studio work that is the driving force of her existence.
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