In the relief print media of linocut and woodcut, Pamela Dodds explores moments in human relationships through the language and gesture of the human form. Paired female figures interact within an expressive environment, representing an intimate exchange between individuals, or, the shared experience of a multitude. The prints are created in series that can imply a story.
The exhibition is a survey of Dodds’s artwork in print, including: a selection of black-and-white linocut and woodcut prints; a body of work exploring the role of language in a relationship; and, an installation of tall, colour prints featuring figures layered into the natural pattern of wood grain, printed from long boards.
Pamela Dodds work is exhibited regularly in Canada and the USA and has been reviewed in Globe and Mail, Boston Globe, Art New England, among others, and is in the collections of Carleton University; Boston Public Library, MA; Purdue University, IL; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; Japanese Paper Place, ON; and many individuals.
Pamela Dodds, DETAIL from Undertow 2, relief print on Japanese Paper, 96 x 24 in. / 240 x 60 cm
Exhibition: April 23 - May 21, 2017
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