October 18, 2012
October 18 – November 15, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 18th 4 – 7 PM
Lois Dodd is associated with a particular strain of east coast landscape painting whose lineage includes Charles Hawthorn and Edwin Dickinson. Her landscapes reduce the elements in nature to simple direct painting techniques evoking the patchwork effects of associated with the advent of modernism in Europe at the end of the 19th century. Her work is also aligned with American Modernists such as Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley and Georgia O'Keeffe. These American artists began reducing natural forms to near-abstractions during the first decade of abstract painting in Europe. Born in 1927, Lois Dodd began showing at the legendary Tananger Gallery in New York in 1954. These were the formative years when New York was in the process of evolving into the world capital for contemporary art due to the advent of Abstract Expressionism in America. Abstract painting was taking over the world at mid-century and artists in Lois Dodd's circle of influence began incorporating their ideas while staying loyal to their figurative roots. – Mark Strathy, Director
We thank The Alexandre Gallery for their generosity in loaning work for this exhibition.
CCSU Chen Art Gallery
CCSU Art Galleries
1615 Stanley St.
Maloney Hall, 2nd floor
New Britain, CT 06050
At Miss Porter's:
The reception for the Haitian Paintings Show
is this Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Here is a link to the show:
There will be other items from Haiti's Back Porch for sale during the reception, including a hand painted silk scarf, metal art, hand embroidered linen napkins, papier mache vase and bowl, hand-beaded purses, and a wooden "lily" bowl made by famous Haitian artisan Einstein Albert. Among Albert's collection is the "Diana bowl" named that after Princess Diana purchased one.
Proceeds from sales benefit the programs of Outreach to Haiti.
These programs include health care services, student sponsorship, and other educational support, parish twinning, support of two orphanages, and a neighborhood meal program for children.
The exhibit continues for the month of October
in the Gilbert Gallery in the dining hall:
from Haiti's Back Porch, a store in Middletown, CT
which is part of the non-profit organization,
Outreach to Haiti. http://outreachtohaiti.org
The exhibition includes the work of
Destiné Alex, Kens Cassagnol, François Cauvin,
Georges Desarmes, Pascal Dubuc, Préfète Duffaut,
Hilome Jose, Reynald Joseph, and Jonas Profil.