Lois Dodd – Fire

Six large oil paintings from Lois Dodd are on display at the Alexandre Gallery in NYC. “Fire” presents the beauty and fear of standing curbside in pajamas while the accumulations of a lifetime return to ash.

Lois Dodd - Burning House with Clapboards - 2007

The impetus for this series arose from a controlled burn in Dodd’s hometown of Cushing, Maine. The owner of the derelict building had demolition in mind so they called in the local volunteer fire department for some valuable training. The exercise lasted the entire day which provided substantial time for the artist to produce studies and photographs on site.

Lois Dodd - Burning House, Yellow Smoke - 2007

In the press release, the gallery states that these paintings blossomed “during the final years of the Bush Presidency”. They certainly do affect the viewer with destitute sensation and lost control.

Lois Dodd - Burning House, Night, with Fireman - 2007

Lois Dodd
26 March – 25 April 2009
Alexandre Gallery

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Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.

One Response to Lois Dodd – Fire

  1. margaret whalen says:

    I love this woman’s work- Her colors are somehow calming- amazing- her compositions -extensions of her open and loving mind- and her creative brush.
    We just saw the film anout Lois that was made here near my home in Blue Hill.

    Best of life
    Margaret whalen
    Blue Hill, Maine

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