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May 04, 2009

Pamela Dodds – Linoleum Block Prints


Exhibit Dates: May 4 - July 11, 2009

The current exhibit on the second and third floors of the Mandel School is a collection of linoleum block prints by artist Pamela Dodds. She uses a technique called linocut, which is similar to that of woodcut. The smooth, grainless texture of the linoleum allows for the cutting of a fluid, detailed line. After the image is cut in the linoleum plate, the surface is carefully inked and transferred to paper.

In her work, Dodds explores the complexities of human relationships. She focuses on the quest for connectedness through uncertainty and misunderstanding both on a personal and societal level. Issues reflected in her work are loss, longing, estrangement despite the desire or need for intimacy, and new beginnings.

Pamela Dodds is a recent recipient of a generous Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant. She has also received grants from the Ontario Arts Council, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the George Sugarman Foundation. Her work has been purchased for public and private collections including the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Boston Public Library Prints and Drawings Collection, Massachusetts.

In addition, Ms. Dodds’ paintings and other works on paper have been included in numerous exhibitions in the US and Canada. She has a current exhibition, Seasons of Engagement at the William Busta Gallery in Cleveland through May 30th. For more information about her work, please visit her website.