Drew Dodge

Wasteland

May 8–June 19, 2021




Installation Views

<em>Wasteland</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Wasteland</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Wasteland</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Wasteland</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Wasteland</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Wasteland</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Wasteland</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Wasteland. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Wasteland. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Wasteland. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Wasteland. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Wasteland. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Wasteland. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Wasteland. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

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<em>Wasteland</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Wasteland</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Wasteland</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Wasteland</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Wasteland</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Wasteland</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail

Works

Drew Dodge. <em>Brown-nosers</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches (121.9 x 182.9 cm)
Drew Dodge. <em>Holy Shit</em>, 2020. Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches  (182.9 x 152.4 cm)
Drew Dodge. <em>Lullaby</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 72 x 66 inches (182.9 x 167.6 cm)
Drew Dodge. <em>The Heat of the Moon Kissed My Cheeks</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 32 x 32 inches (81.3 x 81.3 cm)
Drew Dodge. <em>On The Fence</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 17 x 21 inches (43.2 x 53.3 cm)
Drew Dodge. <em>Pantheon</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 17 x 16 inches (43.2 x 40.6 cm)
Drew Dodge. <em>Dirt Road</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 17 x 17 inches  (43.2 x 43.2 cm)
Drew Dodge. <em>Don't Tell Me</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 13 x 13 inches (33 x 33 cm)

Drew Dodge. Brown-nosers, 2021. Oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches (121.9 x 182.9 cm)

Drew Dodge. Holy Shit, 2020. Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches (182.9 x 152.4 cm)

Drew Dodge. Lullaby, 2021. Oil on canvas, 72 x 66 inches (182.9 x 167.6 cm)

Drew Dodge. The Heat of the Moon Kissed My Cheeks, 2021. Oil on canvas, 32 x 32 inches (81.3 x 81.3 cm)

Drew Dodge. On The Fence, 2021. Oil on canvas, 17 x 21 inches (43.2 x 53.3 cm)

Drew Dodge. Pantheon, 2021. Oil on canvas, 17 x 16 inches (43.2 x 40.6 cm)

Drew Dodge. Dirt Road, 2021. Oil on canvas, 17 x 17 inches (43.2 x 43.2 cm)

Drew Dodge. Don't Tell Me, 2021. Oil on canvas, 13 x 13 inches (33 x 33 cm)

Drew Dodge. <em>Brown-nosers</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches (121.9 x 182.9 cm) thumbnail
Drew Dodge. <em>Holy Shit</em>, 2020. Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches  (182.9 x 152.4 cm) thumbnail
Drew Dodge. <em>Lullaby</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 72 x 66 inches (182.9 x 167.6 cm) thumbnail
Drew Dodge. <em>The Heat of the Moon Kissed My Cheeks</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 32 x 32 inches (81.3 x 81.3 cm) thumbnail
Drew Dodge. <em>On The Fence</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 17 x 21 inches (43.2 x 53.3 cm) thumbnail
Drew Dodge. <em>Pantheon</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 17 x 16 inches (43.2 x 40.6 cm) thumbnail
Drew Dodge. <em>Dirt Road</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 17 x 17 inches  (43.2 x 43.2 cm) thumbnail
Drew Dodge. <em>Don't Tell Me</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 13 x 13 inches (33 x 33 cm) thumbnail

Steve Turner is pleased to present Wasteland, a solo exhibition by Providence-based Drew Dodge, which features recent figurative paintings that explore his Queerness. Part human, part canine, and part bovine, the figures engage in mischievous activities amidst dirt, mud, hay, blood, and waste. The circular forms of moons and hay bales animate Dodge’s paintings and contrast with the wiry texture of hay, splintered wood, and the figures’ coats. By softening the bristly texture of his colorful creatures, Dodge balances chaos, ecstasy, and pain with a sense of serenity and hope.

Drew Dodge (born 2001, Monterey, California) is currently enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design where he expects to graduate in 2022 with a BFA. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Eve Leibe, London (2021) and Bow Arts, London (2020). Wasteland is his first solo exhibition.

Drew Dodge creates paintings that depict figures–part human, part canine, and part bovine–that are engaged in mischievous activities amidst dirt, mud, hay, blood, and waste. Circular forms of moons and hay bales contrast with the wiry texture of hay, splintered wood, and the figures’ coats. By softening the bristly texture of his colorful creatures, Dodge balances chaos, ecstasy, and pain with a sense of serenity and hope.


Born 2001, Monterey, California
Lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island

Education
2022
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Solo Exhibitions
2021
Wasteland, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

Group Exhibitions
2021
Cave Canem, Eve Leibe Gallery, London

2020
Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts, London

Grants, Residencies and Awards
2021
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale University School of Art
Yale Norfolk School of Art (residency)

2020
Herbert Claiborne Pell III & Eugenia Diehl Pell Scholarship

2018
Honors Student at Rhode Island School of Design
Bob and Louise McCall Visual Arts Scholarship
SSCA Artists and Authors Showcase Winner

2015
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Gold Key, Silver Key

Biography
Bogojev, Sasha. “Wasteland: Drew Dodge’s Solo Debut @ Steve Turner, Los Angeles,” Juxtapoz Magazine, May 4

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