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Painting the Moon and Beyond: Lois Dodd and Friends

Closing Reception April 30

75 nocturnes, portraits, and portals by Lois Dodd, Jeff Epstein, Dan Finaldi, and Elizabeth O’Reilly invite you into the ethereal magic of the night sky and beyond.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES with Curator Ilene Dube, who shares stories and answers your questions during a brief gallery walk-through
February 19/March 19/April 9*; all Saturdays at 2 p.m.
* Dan Finaldi will be on site giving a painting demonstration

SCREENING of Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story, about the founder of Cooper Union, where Lois Dodd, Mel Leipzig, and filmmaker Janet Gardner studied.
Saturday, March 26; 2 p.m.

PAINTING WORKSHOP: Learn to Paint Nocturnes Successfully with nationally recognized plein air artist Joe Gyurcsak
April 27-29, all 7-9:30 p.m.

CLOSING RECEPTION: Featuring cellist Eric Schultz and friends performing Nocturnes, Arias, and Artistic Memories.
Sunday, April 30; 1-4 p.m.

View our online artists talk, recorded January 26, 2022

Presenting an exhibition of paintings by New Jersey native and revered American landscape painter Lois Dodd and artists who have long been a part of her life. Dodd, 94, a co-founder of the legendary artist-run Tanager Gallery, has, for more than 70 years, painted her surroundings—New York’s Lower East Side, rural Mid-Coast Maine, and the Delaware Water Gap. Among her favorite subjects—and the central theme of the exhibition—is the night sky.

Together with painting colleagues and former students Jeff Epstein, Dan Finaldi, and Elizabeth O’Reilly, Lois Dodd has ventured out on summer nights to paint. In addition to the nocturnes, “Painting the Moon and Beyond” will look through windows and doors and at portraits the artists have made of each other, including one by painter Mel Leipzig of Trenton. It was Leipzig who introduced Epstein to Dodd, and Dodd who introduced Finaldi to Leipzig.

A pioneering artist, Dodd has been the subject of more than 50 solo exhibitions since 1954, a time when female artists didn’t receive the opportunity and recognition of their male counterparts. Her work is in the collections of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the Colby College Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Portland Art Museum, among others. Painting the Moon and Beyond comes on the 25-year anniversary of a retrospective of Dodd’s work at The Trenton City Museum.

Digital catalog for Painting the Moon and Beyond

Painting the Moon and Beyond: Lois Dodd and Friends is accompanied by a short film in the Thomas Malloy Gallery.

Curated by Ilene Dube
Dates and details subject to change.
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