Colin Dodd’s Artwork to be Displayed at Gallery 80808
Posted March 1, 2011
Artwork by Colin Dodd March 3-8, 2011
Reception: Friday March 4th. 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Colin will be manning the show everyday from 11.00am to 6.00pm
Contact information is tel. 781-1429 (home),
tel. 822 3412 (work) email [email protected]
The exhibit consists primarily of portraits such as James Joyce, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Philip Glass which are examples from a series of works I have been engaged in creating for twenty years. This group of multiphasic, biographical paintings are an homage to these highly creative, challenging and complex individuals and to the humanistic spirit of the twentieth century. These are portraits but many of them are concerned with more than just the physical appearance of the subject. They express the life and work of each person through a multi-layered technique, juxtaposing images and ideas from various sources. A significant part of the effort required to execute these portraits was to exhaustively research the individuals’ lives and works. Thus, they are didactic paintings, bringing these figures to a wider audience and greater recognition for their contributions to the fabric of contemporary artistic and intellectual life. It is intended that this quality will generate a similar experience for the viewer, providing a stimulus for further investigation.
In addition the exhibit includes landscapes in oil, acrylic and watercolor and represent my ongoing engagement with place and environment through painting.