Bodies of Work & Match of the Matriarchs
Boston Sculptors Gallery
Oct. 3, 2024 - Nov. 4, 2018
Boston Sculptors Gallery is pleased to presents two concurrent solo shows, Match of the Matriarchs, by Donna Dodson & Bodies of Work by Eric Sealine Donna Dodson’s latest series of mysterious animal-human hybrid wood sculptures feature a sculpture group configured as a chess set, Dodson’s increasingly well-known female forms are carved with humor, sensitivity, and attention to the interplay of woodgrain and color.
Dodson cites the genesis of her chess set in five ‘mermaids’ she created in 2016, inspired by ship prow carvings. She explains, “I wanted to do more with the series, so I set myself the challenge of making an entire chess set.” This idea allowed her to build on the concept of sculptures that interact directly with each other, while reflecting on the interactions among species that have nothing to do with us humans. “Bodies of Work” As the title indicates, the show will consist of several apparently disparate bodies of work, though tied together by two consistent threads: Every object tells a story, and every sculptural object starts out as a gestural drawing. Ina way, this is a sculpture show about drawing.