A Conversation with Lois Dodd

January 19, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

View the recording of this event here.

One of America’s most admired living artists, Lois Dodd joins artist Eric Aho in an online conversation about her life and work. This event is presented in connection with the exhibit Figuration Never Died: New York Painterly Painting, 1950-1970, which features the work of Dodd and nine of her contemporaries.

Dodd is known for her deceptively casual landscapes, figure studies, and floral studies as well as for her interior and exterior scenes. She studied art and textile design at The Cooper Union in New York in the late 1940s under the aegis of Peter Busa and Byron Thomas. After discovering plein-air painting at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Dodd began spending her summers in Penobscot Bay. She joined a wave of New York modernists who had begun to explore coastal Maine after the end of the Second World War. Dodd’s works are in permanent collections throughout the United States, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Cooper Union. She is represented by Alexandre Gallery, New York.

BMAC has exhibited Aho’s work on numerous occasions, most recently in a 2009-2010 solo show, Ice Box. His work is in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, among others, and has been exhibited at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Currier Museum of Art, and American Academy of Arts and Letters.