Wednesday, February 22
C.J. Hodges' Senior Art exhibit "Fast & Faster" will open with a reception in the Atrium Gallery on the third floor of Byars Hall Wed., Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Hodges, a senior art major from Boone, NC, will present a gallery talk, explaining his newest paintings, at the reception.
Hodges' motorsport paintings are motivated by the idea that man and machines can come together to create a single entity with the ultimate goal to outperform other contenders. To be the fastest and quickest competitor results in moments of greatness that drive motorsports to the extreme.
"Drag racing has been in my veins well before I was born and has been a passion all my life," Hodges said. "This infatuation has led me to pursue other motorsports as imagery for this exhibition. I express the sensations of slinging dirt, burning rubber, and the smell of high-octane gasoline through the oil paint on every canvas. The blur of the cars, trucks, and all-terrain vehicles represents movement, excitement and speed that no other sport can produce."
The exhibit will run through March 22 and the gallery is open from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. daily and noon-5 p.m. on weekends.
The exhibit will be closed during Spring Break - March 3-11.