Lois Dodd, Two Nudes and Clothesline, 2004, Monoprint, 22 x 23 inches, Gift of the artist, Colby College Museum of Art.
The Colby College Museum of Art will present Lois Dodd: Cultivating Vision, an exhibition that brings together nearly fifty drawings, watercolors, and prints, spanning four decades, given by the artist to the Colby College Museum of Art in 2010. 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 on Maine’s mid-coast. 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.
DATES: On view June 7 – August 31, 2014
WHERE: Colby College Museum of Art
5600 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901
HOURS & TICKETING: Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Open on Thursdays until 9 p.m. during the academic year. Admission is free.
ABOUT THE COLBY MUSEUM:
Founded in 1959, the 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. Major works by American masters including John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Albert Bierstadt, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, and William Merritt Chase form the core of the historical collection, along with significant holdings of American folk art. The modern movement is represented by important works by artists including John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keeffe, George Bellows, and Rockwell Kent. The Museum also maintains a significant collection of contemporary American art, including works by Chuck Close, Agnes Martin, Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin, Kara Walker, Elizabeth Murray, Alex Katz, Richard Serra, Maya Lin, and Terry Winters. Other principal areas of the collection include Greek and Roman antiquities, European prints and drawings, and early Chinese art. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and was recently named the best free art museum in Maine by Yankee magazine.