A well established painter of the natural world, Lois Dodd presents a new group of floral paintings and domestic scenes with her characteristically pleasant tone.
“Lois Dodd: Recent Paintings” opens January 23 at New York’s Alexandre Gallery, with a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view through March 1.
Lois Dodd, “Allium Seedhead,” 2011, oil on Masonite, 15 x 15 in. Alexandre Gallery
After 60 years of painting, Lois Dodd (b. 1927) remains a prominent figure in representational art and plein air painting. The present exhibition marks the first showing of Lois Dodd’s work since the 2012-2013 museum retrospective “Catching the Light,” which traveled to the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
Lois Dodd, “Pink Scabiosa, Back View” 2013, oil on panel, 20 x 18 1/4 in. Alexandre Gallery
Lois Dodd, “Pink Scabiosa,” 2013, oil on panel, 16 x 12 in. Alexandre Gallery
“Lois Dodd: Recent Paintings” features 22 works in oil. In these works Dodd returns to the motifs that have indelibly marked her career, rendering flowers and domestic scenes with great sensitivity.
Throughout her long and successful career, Dodd has consistently looked to her immediate surroundings for inspiration. Dodd’s paintings carry a note of sincerity, which is borne out by the artist’s firm commitment to paint her pictures en plein air. Whether moonlit nocturnes executed in the middle of the night or sunny landscapes conveying the warmth of midday, these works faithfully re-create the atmosphere of the moment.
Lois Dodd, “March Snow,” 2013, oil on panel, 13 x 16 in. Alexandre Gallery
Alexandre Gallery will present an exhibition of drawings by Anne Arnold concurrently with “Lois Dodd: Recent Paintings.” Alexandre Gallery is located in the Fuller Building at 41 E. 57th Street in New York. To see more, visit alexandregallery.com.