Maine Art Scene
January 17, 2020
Exhibition of Artist Reggie Burrows Hodges at the Press Hotel in Portland
Brenda Bonneville

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“Loge” by Reggie Burrows Hodges

The Press Hotel and Erin Hutton Projects present an exhibition by artist Reggie Burrows Hodges, “Intersection of Color”. There will be an opening reception on Friday, February 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The show runs through March 27.

Reggie Burrows Hodges is a narrative figurative painter whose 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 a 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. Hodges attended the University of Kansas studying theatre and film. He is currently an adjunct professor at Maine College of Art teaching in Animation and Game Art. Hodges has been the recipient of numerous artist residencies including the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, Stephen Pace House, Monson Arts and recipient of the Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship in the Visual Arts.

Burrows Hodges’ upcoming exhibitions include the Dowling Walsh Gallery, The University of New England Art Gallery and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA). He cites Milton Avery, Lois Dodd, Noah Davis, Daniel Minter, Edouard Vuillard, Denise Ferreira da Silva, and Lorna Simpson as his influences. Support is provided by the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation.