Tomory Dodge Imaginary Conversations With Others 2015 oil on canvas 72" x 72"
Tomory Dodge's new show at ACME is reason enough for me to want to go to LA for the day just to see this show. I think he is one of the best painters in LA today. His abstract mash ups of formal abstraction, allusion to figuration and landscape have always struck a chord with me. Here is an artist that has acknowledged the history of painting, digested it, and came up with an authentic voice in the medium. Always solid even when the work is a bit gangly.