Justin Hodges

Romance & The Landscape

Justin Hodges

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The natural world is a container of sorts for many things, both human and otherwise. While we share a complex relationship with the contents of this planet, routine and convenience regularly obfuscate it. With the deliberate re-contextualization of images and objects, Romance & The Landscape disrupts the banality of the day to day. In this way the work functions as a reminder to consider the complicated role we play in the intricacy of this system.
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Romance & The Landscape by Justin Hodges disrupts the banality of the day to day by re-contextualizing images and objects and highlighting the intricacy of our relationship to our planet.

According to the artist, the natural world is a container of sorts for many things, both human and otherwise. With that, he encourages us to think about the routines and convenience of our interactions.
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Justin Hodges is an interdisciplinary artist from rural South Georgia, and a relatively recent transplant to the Ohio area. As an MFA candidate at the University of Cincinnati, Hodges began his final year of study in August of 2014. Pomp and Plastic Things will be his second solo exhibition in the region.

Often humorous and occasionally irreverent, Hodges’ work speaks the language of commodification. Photographs pull from advertising and product imagery while assembled sculptures make no attempt to hide their readymadeesque quality. In Pomp and Plastic Things, Hodges meditates on the structure created by our economic system. With anything ranging from artificial trees to armchairs, Hodges calls into question the ways in which viewing the world through this lens shapes our perception of reality.