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.