Peninsula Art Space would like to invite you to join for Vanessa Hodgkinson: P R E I M A G E closing reception and curatorial walkthrough.
The event will feature a Pommery champagne and pastries from BAKED.
Vanessa Hodgkinson is a London-based artist interested in conceptual and structural frameworks that reinforce her process of communicating ideas through painting. The works brought together at in her first solo exhibition in New York investigate the space just before an image develops, be it in printing, Photoshop or filmmaking.
Hodgkinson playfully links industry terminology with visual signs that mask the figurative and enable the viewer to conceptualize the subject through memory and narrative imagination. The works align into a constellation of events that mark our current condition of political distrust, cultural paranoia and the quasi-surveillance state with particular references to drone warfare, war imagery, photomontage, fantasy storytelling and cultural misrepresentations.
Independent curator, Julie Solovyeva, will lead a special tour and discussion of the exhibition within the context of hyper-media and fast-paced technological innovation.
About the artist
Vanessa Hodgkinson (British, b. 1982) studied History of Art at Cambridge University, Arabic at Kuwait University, Islamic Art at the Prince's School of Traditional Art, and has recently completed her MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design. She lives and works in London. Hodgkinson has exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions at Project D (Dubai), Hardy Tree Gallery (London), Leighton House Museum (London) and Cambridge University. Group exhibitions include Hierarchies and Celluloid, Cellulose, Cellulite at Chelsea College of Art & Design (London), Surface _at Chelsea Future Space (London), _Shem at Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre (Paris), A Journey into the World of the Ottomans at the Museum of Islamic Art (Doha), The Desert Generation (Jerusalem & Amsterdam) amongst others.
Hodgkinson is also known as Navine G. Khan-Dossos.