Wood, shingles, steel
May 3, 2016 – August 1, 2016
My work addresses natural and man made disasters. Floods, hurricanes and tsunamis, disasters for humans and the environment in which they live also serve as reminders to respect Nature’s forces. “ Surge” and pieces similar to it that I have made reflect the natural power of water ( The materials – shingles and discarded building parts – are indigenous to the New England coastline from which I come. ) However, much of this disaster that befalls us is really caused in large part by mankind. Industrialization is destroying the environment and creating global warming which causes more violent and unpredictable weather. My work should be viewed as both a prediction and a warning.
Lucy Hodgson was born in Damariscotta, Maine and grew up in New England. She attended OberlinCollege and New York University and holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies and an M.A. in Anthropology. For twelve years she worked at The Printmaking Workshop in New York City. She has traveled in Europe, Japan and South Korea. Ms. Hodgson has had 13 one person exhibitions, most of which took place in New York City at the SOHO20 Gallery. Over the past twenty years, she has participated in group exhibitions at: Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ), Chesterwood (Stockbridge, MA), The University of New England (Portland, ME), Byrdclyffe (Woodstock, NY), The Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, MA), The Portland Museum Biennial (Portland, ME), The Contemporary Center for Maine Artists (Rockport, ME), The Library of Congress, The Brooklyn Museum, The Shore Institute for Contemporary Arts (Long Branch , NJ), The Convergence in RI, The Japan Arts Center (Kyoto, Japan), Der Zaider Gallery in Amsterdam, Monchengladbach in Germany and with the “Patak” Group in Hungary. Residencies include ones spent in South Korea and Hungary. In 2003 The Netherlands America Foundation provided funding for an exhibition at a World Heritage Site at the Schockland Museum in the Nethrlands and, in 2004, she was a fellow at the MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, NH).
Her work is held in the following collections: AT&T, Atlantic Richfield Co., ARCO Houston Office, Dr. and Mrs. Reyner Banham, Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, Chase Manhattan Bank, Citicorp, Heublin Wines, International Harvester, Library of Congress, Manufacturers’ Hanover Trust, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York University Print Collection, Seiko Time Corp.