Colby offers Dodd’s ‘Vision’

Jun 07, 2014
Lois Dodd’s 2004 “Two Nudes and Clothesline,” a 22-by-23 inches monoprint, is a gift of the artist to Colby College Museum of Art.

Waterville — Colby College Museum of Art will present “Lois Dodd: Cultivating Vision,” an exhibition that brings together nearly 50 drawings, watercolors and prints, spanning four decades, given by the artist to the museum in 2010. The show will open Saturday, June 7, to run through Aug. 31.

Dodd is a longtime summer resident of Cushing. These works on paper are paired with a selection of early paintings from the 1950s and 1960s and shed light on drawing as both an ancillary and autonomous part of her artistic practice.

Growing up in the Tri-State area, Dodd was influenced both by her studies at Cooper Union in New York City and by her summers spent on Penobscot Bay. The themes she represents are often specific to her location, such as Maine landscapes peppered with old farmhouses, gardens and verdant fields, or glimpses of buildings and cityscapes through windows.

“Lois Dodd: Cultivating Vision” is curated by the Colby Museum’s Anne Lunder Leland Curatorial Fellow Ramey Mize. Hours at Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill, are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Colby College Museum of Art comprises five wings, more than 8,000 works of art and more than 38,000 square feet of exhibition space, making it the largest art museum in the state of Maine. Admission is free.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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