CARTER HODGKIN, 2022 juried exhibition
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
May 7th - June 11th, 2022
My work is based on visualizations of energy, inspired by particle physics and forms in nature. I am interested in the structures and patterns of movement revealed by colliding particles.
I utilize a range of media including animation, programming, printing, drawing, painting, and mosaic. My working process is an interplay between highly sophisticated digital means woven into traditional media with an emphasis on the hand. My paintings are created by translating layers of overlapping dots and lines into a format simultaneously referencing mosaic and the digital.
I have interpreted my paintings into large-scale commissions through the medium of glass tile mosaic. I simulate collisions to interact with an architectural space. Each pixel in the design becomes a small tile, enabling a rich array of color and texture.
My animations play out the act of painting, giving the viewer an experience of forms growing, dissipating, and dissolving. Drawing in space and time, the animations slow down the act of viewing to become meditative. On large LED screens, the animations become large–scale paintings that move.
The work reveals patterns of energy and states of flux; mining the relationship between algorithmic data and the pictorial while exploring the emotional possibilities of abstraction.