Buzz Kill represents Sydney based artist Samuel Hodge’s first solo exhibition in Melbourne at Anna Pappas Gallery. Rather than framing the exhibition as a historical survey of his last 15 years of practice, Hodge sees the exhibition as a starting point for future investigations into portraiture and an expanded notion of image production and re-creation. For this exhibition the artist presents a suite of photographs taken from his archive and a series of experimental modelling clay works in a new assemblage.
Samuel Hodge (b. Glen Innes, Australia) is an artist whose projects have taken the form of exhibitions, publications, online platforms, fashion shoots, and text-based work. His practice is centred on the reappropriation of the archive through the medium of photography. Through the selection and then reconstruction of found imagery, he manipulates the intention of the original image in order to interrogate modes of narrative and constructions of the self at play in photography. His images and their subjects are instead submitted to a state of ambiguity, to a constant state of ecstatic and desirous resistance to conclusive representation.
Samuel Hodge appears courtesy of ALASKA Projects Sydney.