< Join us for a public artist talk on 10/28/2021 @ 6pm via Zoom >
UConn Contemporary Art Galleries Presents:
10/14/2021 – 12/5/2021
Artist Talk: 10/28/2021 @ 6pm EST via Zoom
Contemporary Art Galleries is pleased to host a solo exhibition by UK based artist Eden Dodd titled Death Throes. Dodd’s mirrored glass works are soldered together using traditional stained-glass techniques. This process played an important role in the illustration of religious storytelling during the Middle Ages and continues to do so in contemporary places of worship. Dodd is interested in “mythologizing personal narratives, as a method of inviting others to empathize and understand another’s circumstance.” Weaponry, knight’s armor, and maces are the vessels that carry Dodd’s messages as they ask us to look at fractured reflections of ourselves within medieval symbology.
As a non-binary person, Eden Dodd (b.1994) has found a connection with fractured states within their artwork; the space between planes of existence, of dichotomies and of the physical and ethereal states. Dualities, reflections and doubles are integral to the language of their practice – the other always exists within the self. Through the lens of queerness; they can exist in both this side of the mirror and the other, simultaneously. Eden has a First-Class BA (Hons) Fine art from Cardiff Metropolitan University, and a MLitt (Distinction) in Fine Art Practice from Glasgow School of Art. Their work has been exhibited solo and within group shows both nationally and internationally in Japan, Ukraine, Vienna, America. Their work is held in private collections across the world.
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UConn Contemporary Art Galleries
830 Bolton Road, Storrs, CT 06269