Warrenville Inspired, Featured Artist: Chris Hodge

The Museum has been abuzz with activity since last weekend getting ready for the opening of “Warrenville Inspired” Friday night.  In further preparation for this exciting event, we would like to feature one of our artists who has long taken inspiration from Warrenville’s own Ivan Albright.  Enjoy a little information about Chris and get a sneak piece at his work, then join us Friday from 6-9pm, Saturday from 1-4pm, or for our Artist Reception Sunday from 1-5pm to see Chris’s piece completed and the other great pieces on display.

Copyright (c) Chris Hodge, work in progress

Chris Hodge has been working on art since a very early age.  He works intuitively incorporating various symbols and thoughts into his artwork.  Influenced by such artists as Albrecht Durer, Hieronymus Bosch, and Ivan Albright, his art tells stories in great detail focused on the element of line.  His body of work has been described as “obsessive narrative,” articulating his imagination while allowing for the work to take on a life of its own.  Starting with sketches and very loose pencil lines, Chris Hodge prefers to render his art work in ink, due to the high level of commitment that ink requires.  Once a line in ink is placed, there is no turning back, and if a mistake is made one must find a way to either cover the line, or incorporate it.  This allows for his  artwork to evolve as he creates it.  “I believe the imagination to be a dream-like, fuzzy thing, and it isn’t able to be defined until it is born into some form of creation.”

Learn more about Chris at http://www.chodgeart.com and come see “Warrenville Inspired” which will be at the Warrenville Historical Museum & Art Gallery from March 16th-April 22nd.

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