This painting features layers of rectilinear strips and hazy passages of paint punctuated by fields of dots and patches of designs. The artist populates his dynamic works with irregular shapes and clashing planes that are constantly in flux.
Dodge's playful application of oil paint onto the canvas involves building, disposing and transforming thick layers with fluid brushstrokes. Each canvas is activated by a coalescence of color and pattern—emerging forms that are alternately fluid, rhythmic, anchored and entangled. The artist’s energetically-worked canvases combine an investigation of form with an exploration of the inherent physicality in the act of painting and in paint itself.
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Dodge’s dynamic paintings depict irregular shapes and clashing planes. The artist's process explores concepts of transition by continuously building, destroying and transforming layers of thick oil paint with fluid brushstrokes. Dodge’s paintings are constantly in flux, coalescing into compositions of organized chaos that challenge viewers to reflect on the process and meaning of picture-making.