You are invited to attend the opening reception of Andrew Dodge: A Retrospective on Sunday, September 10th from 3 – 5pm at the Dennis P McHugh Piermont Public Library. The work will be on display throughout the month of September.
“Passionate mark-making;” “full of energy and creative expression;” “Free and bold;” and “impressive powers of observation.” These are just some of the phrases that Andrew Dodge’s teachers and visual arts mentors use to describe his work.
Andrew was born in 1993 and at the age of three diagnosed with Profound Autism. Hyperacusis makes him sensitive to certain sounds, loud noises, and different pitches. He also has apraxia of speech, which makes verbal communication difficult.
Since the age of three, art has become Andrew’s primary form of expression,& communication. Primarily self-taught in his early years, he has been under the guidance of several local artists including Lauren Rudolph, Alice Mizrachi and Bill Batson.
The terms Outsider Art and Art Brut describe the passionate energy of Andrew’s work. Art Brut was coined by French painter Jean Dubufett, meaning Raw Art. A Retrospective.
Retrospective offers a compilation of Andrew’s work to date and demonstrates the power and sophistication of this prolific neurodivergent artist.