Lois Dodd: Cultivating Vision

June 7, 2014 - September 4, 2014

Davis Gallery

In 2010 the Colby College Museum of Art received more than seventy works on paper spanning from the 1960s to the early 2000s by post-war American figurative artist Lois Dodd. For the first time, the drawings, watercolors, and prints of this extraordinary gift will be accessible to the public, providing visitors the opportunity to experience Dodd’s work through mediums other than the oil painting for which she is best known. Three main themes will be featured: the body, the landscape, and the cityscape. The delicate and the massive meet in these drawings, and Dodd’s formal approach to the architecture of figures, buildings, and natural forms offers viewers a meditation on monumentality, ephemera, and the lived human experience.

Banner Image: Lois Dodd, Model Leaning on Elbow, 1999, Ink and watercolor on paper, 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 in., Gift of the artist, 2010.219