Description: Susan Hodgin
oil on paper
Provenance: From a private collection, Indianapolis, IN.
Biography from the archives of AskArt: Susan Hodgin died of cancer on August 22, 2014 at the age of 36. She was a talented artist whose passion for painting was matched only by her devotion to her role as wife and mother to her then two-year-old daughter, Anna. In a beautiful interview conducted by Erin Huber for the Mother Artist Project blog in February of that year, Susan said, “I love my daughter more than I love my breath, and still I couldn’t give up breathing for her. It’s the same with Art.”
A native of Indianapolis, Susan earned a BFA from the University of Montana and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Fine Arts. She taught painting classes at The Indianapolis Art Center and had a studio at the Harrison Center for several years. Her career created a strong and beautiful body of work as well as a devoted following of those who appreciated her joyful presence and the way that it translated into her artwork.
Susan’s art has always fascinated me. Her work combines geometric shapes with a soft, ethereal glow. For me, her paintings evoke a calming gentleness combined with confidence that somehow manages to be exciting and relaxing at the same time. Her paintings feature circles, ellipses and lattice shapes connected by areas of splashing, dripping colors that create distinctive, moving imagery.
In an interview by Dan Grossman (Nuvo, August 26, 2014) Susan said of her work, “I do not want you to see the ellipse, the tree, the mountain, or the sky. Instead look at the color. The elliptical forms I paint are vehicles of color, space and light.”
The show which opens on Friday, August 3 in Hank and Dolly’s Gallery, (6:00-9:00pm) will feature over twenty of Susan’s paintings and drawings and promises to be a moving reflection on the life of a talented artist and beautiful person.
Submitted by Ryan Fuhrmann, whose source is an Exhibition Review, of the website of Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
21"H x 28"W (image) 27 1/2" x 24" (frame)
Dimensions: 21"H x 28"W (image) 27 1/2" x 24" (frame)
Medium: oil on paper