Bearden 100

#68 Panel On A Southern Theme (Part Two) - 1965-66
By Romare Bearden


Selected by Robert Hodge

Panel On A Southern Theme (Part Two) - 1965-66

I chose that particular piece because of the colors, the sharp lines

and the precise intentional placement of images but more than

aesthetically being beautiful, It's the feeling I get when I see the

man centered in the middle.Religion holds a great importance in

African American neighborhoods but also carries a huge burden and this

image places me in the historic third ward in Houston.

Robert Hodge

Interdisciplinary Artist
Currently working in Houston, Texas. Hodge is represented by New Gallery of Modern Art in Charlotte,NC

Black Radio"  mixed media collage on paper 48x60 2012 ( recently used for Blue Note artist Robert Glasper's "Black Radio Remix Album"

My work primarily consists of drawing,

printmaking and mixed media collage works that evoke culturally

relevant themes. The work is informed by a culmination of my personal

history and the histories of my ancestors, various events of

historical and cultural significance and the people that represent

them.

Robert Hodge was born and raised in Houston, Texas and grew up in the historical 3rd Ward community. He graduated from the High School for the Performing & Visuals Arts in 1998, and then left Houston to attend Pratt In New York and Atlanta College of Art before returning back to Houston to vehemently pursue his career. Hodge  has exhibited across the country and internationally and has numerous exhibitions scheduled this year .Hodge was the recipient of the emerging artist grant from The Houston Arts Alliance in 2008, and won "Best of Show" from the Museum of Fine Arts 5A in 2007, This year Hodge was named Houston’s 100 most creative people by the Houston Press.

thehodgeshow.com, twitter.com/thehodgeshow and newgalleryofmodernart.com