Glasstress: The Advisor (Fashion Space Gallery)

I invited Charlotte Hodes, Professor in Fine Art at London College of Fashion to tell us about her experiences of the White Light/White Heat Project.

“Our involvement with Glasstress: White Light/White Heat is thanks to Frances Corner’s vision. It has been a hugely challenging but amazing project to be part of both as an artist participant and as a London College of Fashion adviser on the project.

For the college I think it has been innovative in so many ways, not least because it has brought together colleagues from across departments including researchers working in practice and curatorship, enterprise, media and communications. The project has also been an opportunity to talk about who we are as a college through a collaboration with Berengo Studios, in Murano and closer to home, The Wallace Collection.

Whilst Glasstress: White Light/White Heat brings together work by many established international artists, I am especially pleased that the project has given an opportunity to a new generation of artists and designers, five University of the Arts London alumni students, one from each college, who have created new glass work which will also be on show”

Charlotte Hodes is a London based artist whose iconography is centered on the female figure, drawing upon the traditions of the decorative and applied arts. She works across the media of painting, paper cut, ceramic and glass. She was appointed the first Associate Artist at the Wallace Collection London culminating in a solo show Fragmented Images at the museum in 2007 and participated in the Glasstress exhibitions at the 53rd International Venice Biennale in 2009 and at Millesgården in Stockholm Sweden 2011. She was awarded the prestigious Jerwood Prize for Drawing in 2006. Charlotte Hodes is Professor in Fine Art at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.