Tuesday, January 25, 2011


The Birds and the Beasts Were There: A Celebration of Animal Life

The Cahoon Museum of American Art presents its 2011 benefit exhibition to celebrate what extraordinary gifts animals, both wild and domesticated, give back to man both emotionally and spiritually. All works will be for sale and beneficiaries are Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary and its Coastal Water Bird Program.

Artists throughout time have used animals as subject matter because they were close by and were part of their everyday lives. This exhibition will examine how contemporary artists throughout the United States have used animals in their workfocusing on different media they choose to use: collage, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

February 1-March 13, 2011
Opening reception: Friday February 4th, 4:30p-6:30p

Artists include: Gary Akers, Kent Ambler, Peter Coes, Donna Dodson, Taylor Fox, Jon Friedman, Karekin Goekjian, Jack Goldsmith, Russell Gordon, Peter Haines, John Hilton, Mike Holsomback, Eric Kaiser, Wendy Klemperer, Karen Maginnis, Susan McLean, Andy Moerlein, Matthew Schulz, Aleta Steward and William Wegman.

GALLERY TALKS (at 11 a.m.)
February 8 - Richard Waterhouse, exhibition curator.
February 22 - Donna Dodson, artist.

The Cahoon Museum of American Art
4676 Falmouth Road · P.O. Box 1853
Cotuit, MA 02635 Phone (508) 428-7581
10-4 Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 Sunday
Read about the exhibit in the Winter/Spring 2011 issue of Spyglass a quarterly look at the Cahoon Museum of American Art. The Barnstable Patriot posted a favorable review of the show on Friday February 11th.

Images: Banality, 22" tall, birch, pigment and paint, 2010
Walrus Mother, 24" tall, mesquite burl, pigment and paint, 2008

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Work for a New Year

Gallery Ehva
74 Shank Painter Rd
Provincetown, MA 02657
Telephone 508 487-0011

Adam Coughlin, for the Hippo Press of New Hampshire covered this series in a recent piece...

Technology shrinks art: Boston sculptor Donna Dodson is used to creating sculptures that are one to four feet tall and made of traditional materials like wood and stone. But when an opportunity came to turn some of her work into jewelry, she needed to branch out. That is when she visited CADD Edge. Dodson said when she brought her sculpture to the Londonderry facility it was scanned in 3-D using a hand-held laser device, where it was then translated into a digital file on the computer. From the computer it was printed on a 3-D printer (this technology was developed at MIT), which made it ¼ scale. But this is no paper image. These prints are fabricated out of gypsum, sand and an adhesive. The final sculptures feel like plastic and Dodson has sold some to collectors. “Using this technology really allows an artist to play with the size of the work,” Dodson said. “I can make my sculptures either really big or really small.” Dodson said the technology isn’t really new but it isn’t mainstream yet. And while she will stick with her traditional sculpting practices, she does think it is neat.

Images, Top to Bottom: Elephant Princesses, 1" and 1/2" bronzes in collaboration with Knight&Hammer, Elephant Princess, 6" rapid prototype/3D print, Rhino, 2" tall bronze in collaboration with Knight&Hammer, Rhino, 6" rapid prototype/3D print. Copyright 2010