Reggie Burrows Hodges 1965 –
As collectors of fine American art, it’s gratifying to see contemporary artists, like Reggie Burrows Hodges, get the acclaim they deserve.
Reggie Burrows Hodges had his first New York solo show at the Karma Gallery at the beginning of this year. The accompanying catalog includes an essay by The New Yorker’s theater critic, Hilton Als, who writes that Hodges’ figures, “are made sharper, and more haunting, not because we see those things in their eyes, we see it in their bodies, their postures, the endless desire for humans not to be alone, and to connect.”
Hodges also received much attention in a previous exhibit at Karma, when his work was included in (Nothing But) Flowers, an exhibit that included such contemporary greats as Alex Katz and Jonas Wood.
New York Times co-chief art critic, Roberta Smith, wrote, “Reggie Burrows Hodges isn’t the first artist to depict Black people with the color black, though it’s always a powerful formal choice, at once visually striking and dense with cultural argument. But the way Hodges does it, in his debut New York solo show at Karma, adds a level of extra magic.”
Hodges was born in Compton, California in 1965. He studied theater and film at the University of Kansas, and currently lives and works in Lewiston, Maine. Much of his work reflects the everyday activities of his family and friends and the small, often touching, moments that reflect our humanity.
One of Hodges biggest influences are the works of Milton Avery, who was able to create quiet, serene scenes with raw canvas and minimal color.
Reggie Burrows Hodges was a 2020 recipient of the annual Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant. As the 2019 recipient of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts, Hodges will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, Maine in 2022.
Please contact us if you would like more information about the paintings of Reggie Burrows Hodges, or any of the other fine artists whose works are available at Surovek Gallery.
Alexandra M. Thomas. In Inky Blacks and Earthy Pastels, Reggie Burrows Hodges Crafts Collective Portraits. Hyperallergic. February 23, 2021.
Hilton Als. ‘In the Service of Others’: The Art of Reggie Burrows Hodges. The New York Review. March 22, 2021.
The New York Times. 3 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now. February 10, 2021.