• Rust Series: Autumn Winter Meeting of Yang
    • Pigment Inks on Diebond
    • 16 x 16 inches each
    • Late Summer Quilt
    • Pigment Inks on Paper
    • 70 x 70 inches
    • Late Summer Series 1
    • Pigment Inks on Paper
    • 16 x 16 inches
    • Late Summer Series 2
    • Pigment Inks on Paper
    • 16 x 16 inches
    • Late Summer Series 3
    • Pigment Inks on Paper
    • 16 x 16 inches
    • Late Summer Series 4
    • Pigment Inks on Paper
    • 16 x 16 inches
    • Late Summer Series 5
    • Pigment Inks on Paper
    • 16 x 16 inches
    • Late Summer Series 6
    • Pigment Inks on Paper
    • 18 x 18 inches
    • Late Summer Series 7
    • Pigment Inks on Paper
    • 16 x 16 inches
    • Late Summer Series 8
    • Pigment Inks on Paper
    • 16 x 16 inches
    • Late Summer Series 9
    • Pigment Inks on Paper
    • 16 x 16 inches
    • Lightbox 9
    • Pigment Inks on Translucent Paper and Wood Framed LED
    • 24 x 24 inches
    • Lightboxes 1
    • Pigment Inks on Translucent Paper and Wood Framed LED
    • 24 x 24 inches
    • Lightboxes 2
    • Pigment Inks on Translucent Paper and Wood Framed LED
    • 24 x 24 inches
    • Quilt #2 Winter
    • Pigment Inks on Paper
    • 48 x 57 inches
    • RUST Commission
    • Archival Pigment Inks on Diebond Aluminum
    • 48 x 48 inches
    • SOLD
    • Rust Spring Series 1
    • Archival Pigment Print on Diebond
    • 16 x 16 inches each
    • Summer Anonymous Alchemist
    • Archival Pigment Inks on Heavy Watercolor Paper
    • 40 x 40 inches
    • Summer Anonymous Alchemist 1
    • Archival Pigment Inks on Heavy Watercolor Paper
    • 40 x 40 inches
    • Summer Anonymous Alchemist 2
    • Archival Pigment Inks on Heavy Watercolor Paper
    • 40 x 40 inches
    • Summer Anonymous Alchemist 3
    • Archival Pigment Inks on Heavy Watercolor Paper
    • 40 x 40 inches
    • Summer Anonymous Alchemist 6
    • Archival Pigment Inks on Heavy Watercolor Paper
    • 40 x 40 inches
    • Summer Anonymous Alchemist 7
    • Archival Pigment Inks on Heavy Watercolor Paper
    • 40 x 40 inches
    • Summer Anonymous Alchemist 8
    • Archival Pigment Inks on Heavy Watercolor Paper
    • 40 x 40 inches
    • Summer Anonymous Alchemist 9
    • Archival Pigment Inks on Heavy Watercolor Paper
    • 40 x 40 inches
    • Summer Series
    • Pigment Inks on Paper
    • 40 x 40 inches each (126 x 126 inches overall)
    • Autumn and Winter
    • Inks on Metallic Paper
    • 16 x 16 inches each

Artist Statement

The fleeting nature of each moment gives life a poignancy that is both ephemeral and grounded in our experience, measured against the divisions of our days and the limitations of our mortality and timelessness. The present is the only place where art can be made.

My work is non-objective, a record of the passage of time and the accompanying change of light.  Having grown up on the plains of the American West, I am influenced by the sectioned landscape, the plowed furrows of wheat, and the expansive relationship of earth and sky. Limiting my work to the rhythm of parallel lines and intersecting grids provides a context grounded in a meditative practice that penetrates layers of reality, losing the object and often the grid as well, resolving into an overall field of consciousness, and revealing eternity in the present moment.

The exploration of materials and process are what most directly concern me, focusing on their interaction with time and the elements. My relationship with materials is not ordered to bending them to my will, but to creating a dialogue with them as equal participants in our mutual experience. Together we explore the possibilities of a relationship of infinite possibilities.

I often repeat the same action again and again in a series, never identically, but letting the repeated actions give a structure within which I can step aside and let the materials find their own voice.  Each action occupies a given moment of time and is a record of that moment, for no two moments are the same.

Artist Bio

Madeleine Dodge was born in Oklahoma City in 1947.  She received her degree in fine Arts from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1968.  After living and working in New York City from 1970 to1973, she has since made Denver her base where she has continually practiced her art as a painter. She has shown extensively throughout the region, the United States and Europe. Her work is part of collections, both private and corporate here and abroad.

Selected Exhibitions

SoloExhibitions:

2018 Dairy Arts Center, Selections from “Rust

2017 Spark Gallery, “Burial Practices,” Denver, CO

2017 Silverthorne Performing Art Center, Selections from “Rust

2016 Spark Gallery, “Rust,” Denver, CO

2014-15 Goddard Center for the Arts

-2014 Spark Gallery, “Recent Work, Natural,” Denver, CO

-2013 Spark Gallery, “Broken Symmetry,” Denver, CO

-2011 Spark Gallery, “Muse a Trois,” Denver, CO

-2010 Spark Gallery, “The Twenti-eighth Lark,” Denver, CO

-2009 O’Sullivan Art Gallery, Regis University, Denver, CO

-2008 Spark Gallery, “Some Assembly Required,” Denver, CO

-2006 Spark Gallery, “Recent Works,” Denver, CO

-2002 Spark Gallery, “Sequel to the Promised Land,” Denver, CO

-2001 Spark Gallery, Denver, CO

-2001 Museum of Contemporary Art, Solo Show, Ft. Collins, CO

-2000 Spark Gallery, Denver, CO

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

-2017 Space Gallery, “Vantage point,” Denver, CO

-2014 Republic Plaza, “Color,” Denver, CO

-2014 Spark Gallery, “Sidekicks,” Denver, CO 

-2014-15 Republic Plaza  “Artists at Play,” Denver, CO 

-2011 Band of Artistis, Republic Plaza Gallery, Denver, CO

-2008 Colorado Masters Show, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO

-2007 Character Sketches, Loveland Museum Gallery, Loveland, CO

-2007 Art: It’s All Relative, Republic Plaza, Denver CO

-2007 25thAnniversary Exhibition of the Grant Street ArtCenter, EdgeGallery, Denver, CO

-2004 Character Sketches, Fresh Art Gallery, Denver, CO

-2004 An Open Book Art Exhibition, Cuyahoga College, Cleveland OH

-2003 Florence Biennial: representing USA in Florence, Italy

-2003 Maternal LegendsThe Dairy Art Center, Boulder, CO

-2003  Fra Angelico Awards Juried Invitational, Denver, CO

-2003 Momentum, Fresh Art Gallery Denver, CO

-2002 Steel City, Sangre de Christo Center for the Arts, Pueblo CO

-2001 Fra Angelico Awards Juried Invitational, Denver, CO

-2001 Oz Architecture:  Group Invitational Denver, CO

-2001 Colorado Open, Golden, CO, Foothills Art Center

-2001 Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

-2000 10thAnniversary Show, Redshift Gallery, Denver, CO

-2000 Core New Art Space:  Sculpture Show Denver, CO

-2000 Corporate 2000: Juried Exhibition, Republic Plaza, Denver, CO

 

Awards

-2001 Fra Anglica Foundation “Woman Artist of the Year”2002

-2003 Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Annual Commission Award

-2004 Florence Biennial

-2004 Expressions of the Spiritual, Iliff School of Theology, Best of Painting and Best of Show

-2004 Second Place at Cuyahoga College “An Open Book”

-2005 Lorenzo II Magnifico Award:  Fifth Degree in Painting, Florence, Italy

reviews

-2013 Westword1993

-2009 Westword

-Nov. 2005 Denver Post

-1993-2008 Rocky Mountain News: Various Reviews

-Dec. 1994 ICON Magazine: Review of “Promised Land

-Dec. 1998 Denver Post