Reggie Burrows Hodges’ work centers around visual metaphor and storytelling. He works primarily large-scale on raw canvas, wood and rag paper with acrylic and pastel — exploring themes such as identity, truth, surveillance, and often childhood memories. As method, Hodges paints from a black ground, developing the environment around the figure so it emerges from its surroundings, examining the possibility that we are all products of our environment.
This exhibition brings together multiple series of paintings, all revolving around the theme of memory. Narrative is explored directly through his childhood recollections and representations of community through invented portraiture, bringing in personal experiences as well as imagery. These works show his multifaceted approach to painting and his interest in representations of the everyday.