The Muse Gallery
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
269 Portobello Road
The Muse Gallery

The Muse Gallery proudly presents

Sam Hodge

Vital Matter


Opening night 28.02.2019, 6.30-9.00pm

Sam Hodge is  an artist who uses paint and print processes to investigate our shifting and tangled relationship with matter. Materials are constantly transforming; new forms emerge from simple physical processes such as erosion, compression, fracture and flow. Complex, self-organising patterns are repeated, but always different – matter is vital.

In this body of work, She has been interacting with the dynamic, generative properties of paint. Choosing colours that make reference to bodies and their representation (particularly anatomical illustration), She allows the paint to flow, erode, fracture or diffuse as it dries and respond to the patterns that emerge.  These patterns of ridges, rivulets and pools appear biological, reminding us that we too are made of stuff that actively generates, morphs and disintegrates.

Even after they are ‘finished’ paintings are not static, passive objects and they continue to change slowly throughout their lifetimes. In some of these works she has encouraged this instability by choosing materials that will fade at different speeds over time.