October 2–November 17, 2018
Sprüth Magers is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Lucy Dodd. It will be her first exhibition in London and will continue her exploration of the formal qualities of painting, again emphasizing the possibilities of monumental painting as a theatrical realm of symbols both cosmic and personal.
Dodd’s previous exhibitions have often originated with interpretations of the visual forms and qualities of iconic works from art history, such as Picasso’s Guernica (for a show at the Rubell Foundation, 2014) and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus (at The Whitney Museum, 2016). In the current exhibition, however, the symbols are primarily of a planetary and cosmological nature.
Conceived as three acts or stages, the show revolves around the cinema-size painting Miss Mars. In contrast with Earth, the only planet in the solar system that expresses life on its crust, Mars reveals his luminous centre with his two moons in the background amongst a series of hazy galaxies.