Art Stroll – Lucy Dodd at Whitney, NYC

Art Stroll Dodd Collage

A couple weeks ago I went to the Whitney for it’s open plan exhibition featuring Lucy Dodd. I stumbled across this exhibition through the Whitney’s Instagram feed and decided to take a short trip to the museum and have a late work start.

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It was located on the fifth floor which stretches out without any walls in between and offers some amazing views.

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I loved the shapes of the canvases, reminding of sails.

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Lucy used fermented walnuts, kombucha scoby, hematite, yerba mate, and pigments which she all collected while traveling to paint on raw canvas.

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The big canvases were painted on the terrace of the Whitney and the progress photo of this work was what I had seen on Instagram and made me investigate what was going on :)  You can spot and see the grid of the underlaying tiles of the terrace on the canvases. Dodd seems to use this method of creating a grid this way a lot.

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I loved the scale of the work and the movement visible in it.

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It makes me want to work big.

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Her use of different natural materials and the texture and marks they leave is also very intriguing. I enjoyed this exhibition and learning about Lucy Dodd’s work- she is now definitely on my radar. A well worth trip to the museum, I am so glad I discovered this on social media.

What is the most uncommon material you painted with? It would be branches and leaves for me but more as mark making tools.

Comments (2)

  • Sue Clarke

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    That 7th photo down from the top really catches my eye!!!
    Most unusual item used was a dog marrow bone (with the marrow eaten out already and washed of course).

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Hi Sue – a dog marrow bone- wow :) I wanna know what you did with it :) Thanks for visiting – hope you have a wonderful day! Nat

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