Monday, July 8, 2019 - 2:24pm
By:
Alan Flurry

The Galleries at the Lamar Dodd School of Art consist of five exhibition spaces that act as laboratories and testing grounds for innovation located among the school of art's classrooms and studios. Committed to the idea of art-as-research, the galleries host established and emerging artists, designers, critics, and curators of national and international stature along with interdisciplinary programming designed to question, educate and inspire.

Currently on view and running through the end of August, the Galleries feature exhibitions in three galleries:

Fountain, in the Lupin Foundation Gallery, has paintings and sculpture by Melissa Brown & Jaime Bull

Adam Sipe: Ring Wren & Turtle is on view in the Suite Gallery

Adam Sipe's series of small paintings on display at the Dodd Galleries work in a similar way, both a mumble and a command. Sipe works quickly and intuitively, a continual negotiation between marks on the canvas. What emerges from this call and response are swift meditations on color, space, and line. Abstract and vaguely figurative, the paintings engage with a lineage of modernist painting recalling late Picassos and Morandi's still lifes. "If I don’t say it's a face it’s a vase," Sipe writes. "Or tree. Sunset Burger. Profile beehive. "

And the Margie E. West Gallery features a photographic series, Brittainy Lauback: Liberty

The galleries are open Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Image: detail of Untitled, 2019, by Adam Sipe.