Time and Place

Time and Place explores the most recent work of Sir Howard Hodgkin (born 1932), one of Great Britain’s most renowned painters of the later 20th century.  Celebrated for almost half a century, Hodgkin’s art is characterized by integrity and rigor. Time and Place, however, is emphatically about the here and now.

Hodgkin’s work plays with the notion of “representational pictures of emotional situations,” and viewers delight exploring in the intense interactions of paint and surface. A brilliant colorist whose work lies between representation and abstraction, Hodgkin defies definitions. This exhibition features those works from the last decade that tantalize viewers with elusive references to the notion of time and place. Comprised of over 20 paintings, this exhibition includes a number of works not previously seen by a broad public, as well as a powerful body of new work, painted in the last year, never exhibited before.
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Howard Hodgkin:  Time and Place has been co-organized by Modern Art Oxford, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, and The San Diego Museum of Art.   The exhibition is made possible thanks to the generous support of Sheila Potiker, the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program, and Members of The San Diego Museum of Art. Institutional support for the Museum is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
Howard Hodgkin, Hotplate, 2008-2010. Oil on wood in artist’s frame. Museum purchase with partial funds provided by Gordon J. Brodfuehrer. 2011.1.