Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) is holding a fascinating exhibition entitled ‘Making, A Life’ – and it’s definitely worth seeing.
The exhibition, which is on display until Sunday 3rd February 2019, focuses on the artistic works of Peter Hodgson; Hodgson’s work with watercolour, leather and horn (among others) is highly distinctive, capturing the beautiful landscape of Cumbria and the inhabitants of the region with the flawlessness of a master.
This first touring exhibition for Hodgson’s craftsmanship, having previously been in Coniston Institute and Castlefield Gallery in Manchester, offers a retrospective look at the decades of work that has come from his Ambleside shop, Hide & Horn.
These works will encourage visitors to re-examine the relationship between the lines that separate folk art, contemporary art and design. In addition, the exhibition will feature clippings made in collaboration with other artists, including a new piece exclusive to the exhibition called The Middlesbrough Quilt.
These collaborative clippings include works made by younger artists who have developed their own distinctive pieces in the contemporary art circle, including frequent Antwerp-based collaborator Laure Prouvost whose Turner-Prize winning work Wantee (2013) included some of Hodgson’s own drawings and paintings.
With a truly impressive variety of artistic works to appreciate that showcases the true beauty of art, challenges the perception of what defines folk art and showcases some fantastic work by an underappreciated master of his craft, lovers of art should not miss this truly remarkable exhibition.
For further information about the exhibition, please head to visitmima.com.