Dodge's sixth solo exhibition at casey kaplan gallery in new york reviewed
Posted 01.04.10 by mica media relations
The sixth solo show of Jason Dodge '92 at Casey Kaplan Gallery in New York, When I woke up, there was a note in my pocket explaining what had happened, which was on view Sept. 10-Oct. 24, 2009, is reviewed by Artforum in its January 2010 issue.
The review says the exhibition was "visually unprepossessing but upon reflection revealed engaging emotional and psychological complexities." The show, and Dodge's portfolio overall, mixes everyday objects with poetry of sorts, which the Artforum article says is "the show's chief strength and its primary liability." The reviewer notes that only after reading some titles did he understand the work.
"These conceptually linked journeys can also be tied to the risky, speculative process of artmaking itself," the author writes.
Dodge earned his B.F.A. from MICA in 1992, and while at the school traveled to Malawi, Africa, in 1990, peaking his interest in experiencing the world. He has exhibited worldwide and has his work in the permanent collections at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, among many others.
Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,300 undergraduate, graduate and open studies students from 48 states and the District of Columbia and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.