jaggedart at COLLECT, at the Saatchi Gallery
Charlotte Hodes, ceramics & other
Kazuhito Takadoi, grass, twigs, gold leaf, wood
Juliet And Jamie Gutch, wood and stone
Jude Tucker, stone
Ivana Brenner, solidified oil paint
In association with jaggedart
With an international reputation as an artist working through collage across different media, this new work by Charlotte Hodes has been informed by the influential 1856 book The Grammar of Ornament by architect Owen Jones, one of the most important design theorists of the 19th century.
For her latest collection of collage and ceramics, Charlotte Hodes responded to architect Owen Jones’s 1856 classic The Grammar of Ornament, and the results, says Charlotte Abrahams, are enthralling
By Emily Gosling
Back in 1856, architect Owen Jones outlined his Thirty Seven Propositions – a series of ideas that set out to stop what he saw to be the tendency at the time to ‘copy’ images, without any comprehension of what made them beautiful.
His writings went on to have a significant impact on British design in the latter half of the 19th century, and now Charlotte Hodes is casting her eye over them, reinterpreting the ideas as a 21st century woman.