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Tomory Dodge, Sleepless, 2011, diptych, oil on canvas, overall 72 x 110 1/4".

Tomory Dodge

Monica De Cardenas | Zuoz

Tomory Dodge, Sleepless, 2011, diptych, oil on canvas, overall 72 x 110 1/4".

The cliffs, the forests, and the few fields in the Engadin Valley were so thickly covered with snow that nearly all the contours of the landscape around Zuoz dissolved into a white monochrome. There were drifts in the village, too, where all the streets and the thickly walled houses with their little windows were snowed almost into oblivion. Then one entered through the low wooden door of one of these houses, renovated as an art gallery, to be suddenly confronted with the large, explosively colored, landscapelike paintings of Tomory Dodge. They are not suggestions of particular scenes from nature, as Dodge’s earlier works were, but rather scenic constructions of moods amid a jagged terrain that might remind viewers of places they have actually experienced. The allusion to landscape develops where the density at the bottom of the painting widens into empty space above, where one

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