Sunday, February 23, 2014

March News

Save the Date for Armory Week in New York City: March 7th-9th. I will be exhibiting my work for the third year in a row at the Fountain Art Fair in the 69th Regiment Armory (Lexington Avenue & 26th Street). Our booth is called 'The Artist Collective,' and it features the fabulous artwork of Stephan Fowlkes along with mine. Organizers Kelsey Marie and Elizabeth Tully recently profiled my work on their blog, Selavy Says...

Bantam, 46" tall, wood, paint by Donna Dodson

Dodson’s art celebrates the relationship between humans and the animal kingdom.  Replete with mythological imagery and age-old iconography, her sculptures evoke a mystical reverence for feminine strength and beauty.  Her inspirations include ancient Egyptian art, traditional African sculptures and Native American totems (among others, of course… pre-med studies, and she often uses logs of osage orange wood from her grandfather’s farm in Illinois).  We enjoy that there is something “goddess” about her pieces that strikes a cord in the gut.  We also love how she works with her materials, whether it requires letting knots in wood emerge as eyes or delightful nipples, or shaping styrofoam and cement into buxom seagull cinderella, or exposing the serene solidity of stone in oracle elephants.  Just saying, we like.

Madam Elephant, 38" tall, wood, paint 2005 by Donna Dodson Photo Credit: Bruno Giust

Friday, March 7

12 – 7pm: VIP/Press Preview (Open to the public)
7pm – Midnight: Opening Night Reception

Saturday, March 8

12 – 7pm: Open to the public
7pm – Midnight: Saturday Night Event
Music Lineup : THE DEEP!

Sunday, March 9

12 – 5pm : Open to the Public
Also happening in March: 'Sculptures in Wood: students of Joseph Wheelwright,' at the Northeast ARC, at 22 Foster St. in Peabody MA (the old post office building). The show dates are March 14th-April 19th with a gala opening on Friday March 14th, from 6:30p-8:30p. This group show will feature art work from many of the sculptors who studied with Joseph Wheelwright in the years from 1980-2014, myself included.
Ebony Rabbit, 28" tall, wood, 2003 by Donna Dodson Photo Credit: Cliff Pfeiffer
I recently launched two catalogs of my work, Elephant Tribe and Flock Together. Both booklets are 24 page, full color, and each one measures 6"x9". If you did not get one in the mail, and would like me to send you one, please be in touch ASAP while supplies last.

Save the Date: My third solo show at the  Boston Sculptors Gallery is fast approaching. It will open May 21st and be on view through June 22nd. I will be exhibiting concurrently with Kim Bernard. More details soon... Hyperallerigic's Philip Hartigan, recently profiled my studio, in his column, A View from the Easel.