Lucy Dodd (*1981) has created a painterly universe that can be understood as a radical reinterpretation of lyrical abstraction and action painting. Her works—biomorphic topographies of random and intentional marks—resemble painted evocations of cosmological and spiritual landscapes. They are characterized by an emphatically process-oriented approach to painting and the use of unusual color pigments, which often derive from nature and Dodd’s personal environment. Exhibitions by the artist, who lives in Woodstock, New York, often incorporate elements of ritual and theater.
February 2–March 12, 2022
Sprüth Magers is thrilled to announce Heart Overture, an exhibition of new paintings by Lucy Dodd, the artist's first presentation at the Los Angeles gallery. This body of work marks a culmination of a seven-year cycle of paintings, as well as announces a new collaborative method of picture-making that has pushed her canvases into new aesthetic territories. Produced with myriad natural materials, Dodd's new paintings teem with life and movement, relaying moments of spontaneous fun, chaotic action and alchemical energy.Read more