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Collection of Various Works: Please take note of 2 murals (Another Supper and State of the Union) Another Supper (11 ft x 4 ft) - a peculiar marriage of DaVinci's Last Supper with Picasso's Guernica in a style that blends Diego Rivera and Gary Larsen. State of the Union (11 ft x 6 ft) - this composition is based on Géricaults Raft of the Medusa. As in Géricaults time, the painting reflects a nation lost at sea, how the toxic political environment has depleted Americas resources and undermined its spirit. Giant pills spill out of a prescription bottle that resembles a sewer pipe. This suggests Americas anxiety, and its dependence on pharmaceuticals and fossil fuels. The survivors are waving at a rescue ship not visible on the horizon. Likely a mirage.
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  1. Archive Gallery

    Another Supper, Acrylic on canvas, 11 ft x 4 ft, 2009
  2. Archive Gallery

    State of the Union, Acrylic on canvas, 11 ft x 6 ft, 2009
  3. Archive Gallery

    Poseidon's Whisper (1 of 3) Fisherman's Triptych, Acrylic on canvas, 8 in x 24 in, 2010
  4. Archive Gallery

    Invocation (2 of 3) Fisherman's Triptych, Acrylic on canvas, 12 in x 16 in, 2010
  5. Archive Gallery

    Tough Catch (3 of 3) Fisherman's Triptych, Acrylic on canvas, 12 in x 12 in, 2010
  6. Archive Gallery

    Two Hearts Diptych (1 of 2) A Love Story, Acrylic on canvas, 12 in x 16 in, 2010
  7. Archive Gallery

    Two Hearts Diptych (2 of 2) A Love Story, Acrylic on canvas, 12 in x 16 in, 2010

Gossip Series

Gossip can be a measure of emotion. The more intense the rumor, the more it reveals about the messenger, as well as the topic of circulation and the circumstances behind it. The figures in this series are up close and personal, the faces larger than life. In each canvas, there is very little background, hardly any negative space. Only faces. The viewer is forced to feel the characters and get inside their heads. You become part of the gossip, are swept into it. Or, you are at the threshold of a rumor about to be spread. So you wonder what these characters are thinking, and you wonder what got them there and what will become of them. No matter how peculiar the scene might be.
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  1. Gossip Series Gallery

    Betrayal, Acrylic on canvas, 36 in x 24 in, 2010
  2. Gossip Series Gallery

    Tough Love, Acrylic on canvas, 16 in x 20 in, 2010
  3. Gossip Series Gallery

    Desire, Acrylic on canas, 20 in x 16 in, 2010
  4. Gossip Series Gallery

    Meet Me in Pakistan, Acrylic on canvas, 20 in x 16 in, 2010
  5. Gossip Series Gallery

    Opening Night, Acrylic on canvas, 36 in x 24 in, 2010
  6. Gossip Series Gallery

    Cover Up, Acrylic on canvas, 36 in x 18 in, 2010
  7. Gossip Series Gallery

    Godspeed, Acrylic on canvas, 20 in x 16 in, 2010
  8. Gossip Series Gallery

    Seriously?, Acrylic on canvas, 36 in x 18 in, 2010

Political Fundraiser Series

The Political Fundraiser Series is based on a scandal at Voyeur West Hollywood, in February 2010. Here, the RNC spent $2,000 at an exclusive bondage club to recruit members and raise funds. This event epitomizes the hypocrisy in politics, and this series is presented sequentially as a satire. The series is rich with lurid color—and symbols—teacups embossed with Patriot (the Tea Party Movement) red and blue pills representing the Democratic and Republican machines a briefcase with a garish flag that suggests lobbying gone wild fornicating red elephants and blue skin tones that not only symbolize a pornographic blue film, but also a bruised public. All of this is presented in psychedelic fashion—to imply how the system has lost touch with reality. At the end of the series, another lurid image—of Sarah Palin—provides an exclamation point.
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  1. Political Fundraiser Series Gallery

    Infiltrating the Event (1 of 5), Acrylic on canvas, 18 in x 24 in, 2010
  2. Political Fundraiser Series Gallery

    Join Us in the Patriot Room (2 of 5), Acrylic on canvas, 16 in x 16 in, 2010
  3. Political Fundraiser Series Gallery

    Something's Missing (3 of 5), Acrylic on canvas, 16 in x 16 in, 2010
  4. Political Fundraiser Series Gallery

    Lady Liberty (4 of 5), Acrylic on canvas, 16 in x 16 in, 2010
  5. Political Fundraiser Series Gallery

    Uh Oh! (5 of 5), Acrylic on canvas, 12 in x 16 in, 2010
  6. Political Fundraiser Series Gallery

    Sarah (Encore Presentation), Acrylic on canvas, 16 in x 20 in, 2010

Strange Brew Series

The Strange Brew Series was exhibited at Elysian Fields Brewery in the spring of 2010, and will be exhibited at independent breweries for the Strange Brew Tour. Although the series follows the brewing process, its intended to represent the creative process—gathering ingredients (ideas), concocting a special brew (focus), and sharing it with others (exhibition). A theme meant for all. Influential to the series is the work of Diego Rivera. Six paintings appear in the following order: Homage, Curiosity, Fermentation, Observation, Consummation, and Cheers. Its a colorful narrative with an element of mystery. Harlequin masks are featured throughout. Shadowing their figures with irony, the masks suggest a love story, the affair between the creator and his/her work.
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  1. Strange Brew Series Gallery

    Strange Brew 1 - Homage, Acrylic on canvas, 6 ft x 4 ft, 2010
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    Strange Brew 2 - Curiosity, Acrylic on canvas, 1 ft x 2 ft, 2010
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    Strange Brew 3 - Fermentation, Acrylic on canvas, 3 ft x 4 ft, 2010
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    Strange Brew 4 - Observation, Acrylic on canvas, 1 ft x 2 ft, 2010
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    Strange Brew 5 - Consummation, Acrylic on canvas, 2 ft x 3 ft, 2010
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    Strange Brew 6 - Cheers, Acrylic on canvas, 5 ft x 4 ft, 2010

Swarm Series

Originally, this series explored addiction (substance and behavioral) and the swarming nature of compulsion. Then came the BP Oil Disaster—a reminder of a universal compulsion for fossil fuels that led to an environmental catastrophe. Note the floral logo that appears throughout the series and the villainous moustaches on all the bees.
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  1. Swarm Series Gallery

    Exploration (1 of 5), Acrylic on canvas, 24 in x 18 in, 2010
  2. Swarm Series Gallery

    Invasion (2 of 5), Acrylic on canvas, 48 in x 36 in, 2010
  3. Swarm Series Gallery

    Colony - Paradise Lost (3 of 5), Acrylic on canvas, 38 in x 26 in, 2010
  4. Swarm Series Gallery

    Forging Ahead - Disaster Strikes (4 of 5), Acrylic on canvas, 38 in x 26 in, 2010
  5. Swarm Series Gallery

    Protest (5 of 5), Acrylic on canvas, 70 in x 40 in, Acrylic on canvas, 2010

Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series

Waking the Dead, the Color of Music, captures the spirit of music—the rhythm, collaboration, and inspiration—using vivid wavelengths and animated figures. Influential to the series is the New Orleans funeral procession, the murals of Diego Rivera, and the works of Jackson Pollock. The waking suggests an epiphany, how music inspires. Illustrating this are the vibrant Muses and an animated cemetery in the lower right corner of Waking the Dead, where gold headstones and lively grass gather along a colorful river that raises the musicians and dancers from the depths. Another feature of the series is the Urban Music Farm, inspired by a Seattle organization that brings singers, bands, and musicians together to host musical events. This painting is complemented by Singing Moon and Strum at the Moon, the moon imagery suggesting the metaphysical, the Muses at work. The Rhythms, wavelengths of intense colors with more dramatic lines, were added intermittently between the larger works, to create a symphony of line and color.
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  1. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    Urban Music Farm, Acrylic on canvas, 24 in x 30 in, 2010
  2. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    Waking the Dead Playbill 1, Acrylic on canvas, 18 in x 24 in, 2010
  3. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    Waking the Dead Playbill 2, Acrylic on canvas, 18 in x 24 in, 2010
  4. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    Waking the Dead - the Color of Music, Acrylic on canvas, 60 in x 40 in, 2010
  5. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    The Muses, Acrylic on canvas, 18 in x 24 in, 2010
  6. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    Singing Moon, Acrylic on canvas, 12 in x 16 in, 2010
  7. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    Strum at the Moon, Acrylic on canvas, 12 in x 16 in, 2010
  8. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    Voodoo Lounge, Acrylic on canvas, 20 in x 16 in, 2010
  9. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    Archetypal Blip, Acrylic on canvas, 5 in x 5 in, 2010
  10. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    Rhythm 1. Acrylic on canvas, 5 in x 5 in, 2010
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    Rhythm 2, Acrylic on canvas, 5 in x 5 in, 2010
  12. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    Rhythm 3, Acrylic on canvas, 5 in x 5 in, 2010
  13. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    Rhythm 4, Acrylic on canvas, 5 in x 5 in, 2010
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    Rhythm 5, Acrylic on wood panel, 4 in x 4 in, 2010
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    Rhythm 6, Acrylic on wood panel, 4 in x 4 in, 2010
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    Rhythm 7, Acrylic on wood panel, 6 in x 8 in, 2010
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    Rhythm 8, Acrylic on wood panel, 9 in x 12 in, 2010
  18. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    Rhythm 9, Acrylic on wood panel, 4 in x 6 in, 2010
  19. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    Rhythm 10, Acrylic on wood panel, 4 in x 6 in, 2010
  20. Waking the Dead - Color of Music Series Gallery

    Rhythm 11, Acrylic on canvas, 5 in x 5in, 2010

David Hodge

Professional Portrait
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    Hello
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    Painting the Strange Brew Series with my nieces in Detroit
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    With my brother Dan in Detroit
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    May Day Show 2010, Seattle, WA (featuring State of the Union mural & Political Fundraiser Series)
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    Posing with Sarah from Political Fundraiser Series (May Day Show 2010)
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    State of the Union (11 ft x 6 ft) and Political Fundraiser Series (May Day Show 2010)
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    Caveman Dave - Halloween 2006 (Scary Stuff)
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    Surfing in Westport (very humbling)
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    Rockaraoke 2007
  10. David Hodge Gallery

    Another Supper (11 ft x 4 ft) at the Chai House, Seattle, 2009
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City: Warren, MI, 48092, United States
My Profession: Painting & Drawing
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I am a self-taught artist, with degrees in English and Advertising, from Michigan State University. After graduation, I taught overseas and hoped to write a novel, which—years later—became “Shadow Gathering,” a sci-fi thriller that explores an ancient secret society coping in the modern world. Although my manuscript was solicited by Penguin Publishing, it never made it to print.

Painting entered my life in 1994, shortly after I moved to Seattle. Here, I started painting to authenticate an artist in my novel. In the process, I found painting came easier. And painting would come and go while I explored various careers in order to survive.

Over my career, I’ve taught English in Switzerland as well as Sociology and Psychology in Detroit. In Seattle, I’ve worked as a bartender, technical writer, project manager, and corporate trainer. In 2002, I produced a calendar of artwork, “13 Moons,” which sold in over 20 Seattle bookstores, including Elliott Bay Books, East-West Books, and the University of Washington Bookstore.

My paintings tend to explore the human condition—psychological, socio-political, and spiritual—and are charged with emotion. This emotion is heightened by larger-than-life figures presented close up—like medieval iconography catering to contemporary culture.

In 2009, I joined La Familia Gallery and Artist Cooperative, exhibiting with them at the Aqua Art International Expo in Miami and Gallery Golden Point in Finland. In Seattle, I’ve shown in the SODO, Fremont, and Art Walks in Ballard, Capitol Hill, and Pioneer Square, as well as Seattle Weekly’s Artopia 2010 Festival and the Tacoma Public Library’s Handforth Gallery in the fall of 2010.

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Past Clients and Projects include:
La Familia Gallery & Artist Cooperative, Seattle, WA - Member Artist 2010

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