Alison Jacques

Tomory Dodge

26 Mar - 24 Apr 2010

© Tomory Dodge
Cyclops, 2010
Oil on canvas
152.4 x 243.8 cms / 60 x 96 ins

March 26 - April 24, 2010

Dodgeʼs canvases recall the sublime through an abstract and seductive use of colour and movement. The compositional negotiation between beauty and destruction suggests the artistʼs preoccupation with catastrophe, rapture, transcendence and rebirth...Looking at them feels like enjoying the calm before the storm. Artforum

For his new exhibition at Alison Jacques Gallery, LA-based artist Tomory Dodge has developed his unique exploration of the terrain between abstract and representational painting, extending the frontiers of his practice into vigorous and expansive territories. The gallery space is dominated by three major new diptychs and a number of large-scale single works which deploy symmetry as a strategy to open the canvas up into a wider field of painterly enquiry. The exhibition also includes a number of smaller oil on canvas works and works on paper. The works reveal Dodgeʼs profound investigation into the compositional anxieties attendant on abstraction, whilst still maintaining a command of vibrant chromatic orchestration, and his characteristically suggestive appeals to visual remembrances of the lived-in world.

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