Tomory Dodge


Saturday, June 16, 2018 through
Saturday, July 14, 2018


Saturday, June 16, 2018 through
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Tomory Dodge

Los Angeles artist Tomory Dodge (b. 1974, Denver, CO) received his B.A. in Fine Art from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997. He continued on to obtain a M.A. degree in Fine Art from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, which he received in 1998. Dodge has exhibited throughout the world, most recently in solo exhibitions at the Inman Gallery in Houston, CRG Gallery in New York, and ACME in Los Angeles, and the Alison Jacques Gallery in London. He received the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant in 2004 and is public collections at the Berkeley Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Orlando Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.


In his large-scale paintings, Dodge’s process explores concepts of transition by continuously building, destroying, and transforming layers of thick oil paints with fluid strokes of his brushes and knives. He excavates and buries layers creating spaces in his painting that are liminal and in flux. Dodge sees paintings as having two subjects. The first is the paint itself; the application of the paint, the thickness, the texture, and the color. The second subject is the representations the paint makes, whether abstracted or figurative. His process is based in a duality that is intuitive yet planned while he finds his representational subjects through the application and removal of his paint subject. 



During his residency at Lux Art Institute, Tomory Dodge will create a large 72 x 60” oil painting, along with smaller “supporting” works. His dramatic, transformative mode of painting will be adapted to exploring themes of interconnection and individual cosmology.