Tomory Dodge


oil on canvas
17 x 15 inches

I have often talked about paintings being inherently contradictory things. They are objects that are spaces, walls that are windows. They are the intersection of object and image. Painting maintains a physical anchor at a time when the image generally is becoming more and more ethereal — everywhere and nowhere at the same time. – Tomory Dodge

Experimental and playfully awkward, Tomory Dodge’s abstract paintings seem to be caught in a moment of self-reflection, as if they are trying to figure out what exactly a painting is. In Nocturne, a patchwork survey of painting techniques jostles together, stacking up into the final composition. Fields of dots, scraped areas, and glowing neon lines coalesce into a balanced work that has a surprisingly complex sense of light and depth. Dodge’s work is in the collection of the Dallas Museum of Art, as well as in the public collections of LACMA; SFMoMA; and the Whitney Museum, New York, among others.

estimated retail value: $15,000
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