“Not everybody seems to see the world that they’re living in […] and it’s such a kick, really, seeing things.”
– Lois Dodd
Published on the occasion of the first major exhibition of paintings by Lois Dodd at Modern Art. The exhibition spanned the last six decades of the artist’s career being the artist's first survey outside America. The show included works encompassing the breadth of Dodd’s output and covering key motifs including landscapes, isolated architectural elements, nocturnal scenes and burning houses.
Lois Dodd (b. Montclair, New Jersey, 1927) has spent more than seventy years attentively observing the natural and manmade architectures of her surroundings and recording them in paint. Her works preserve the beauty camouflaged in ordinary and occasionally enigmatic details such as windows, wood siding, greenery and washing lines. Dodd’s quintessentially American pictures recount a life spent painting outdoors, much of it in the Delaware Water Gap and the bucolic settings around her summer home in Midcoast Maine, in addition to time in her Manhattan studio. At 92, she continues to produce new work.