Lois Dodd: Endless Summer

Lois Dodd, Self-Portrait in Green Window, 1971, oil on linen, 53 1/2 x 36 inches (Portland Museum of Art, Maine)
Lois Dodd, Self-Portrait in Green Window, 1971, oil on linen, 53 1/2 x 36 inches (Portland Museum of Art, Maine)

Addison Parks writes about the work of painter Lois Dodd.

Parks observes: "It is a little like Giorgio Morandi. Through World Wars and revolutions we got still-lifes of jars and bottles and glasses, maybe some flowers, maybe a shift in palette. Something that didn't change in a changing world. The same could be said of Lois Dodd. Through Elvis, the 60s, the Vietnam War, the Sexual Revolution, bellbottoms, New Wave, Mr Gorbachev tear down this wall, personal computers, 911, the Iraq war and so on, she has stayed the course. Plein air painting. It is actually a steel-eyed vision in the face of all that. Negativity is easy; she has a positive mission. A fierce choice."