The Gallery: Dodi Wexler

The Gallery: Dodi Wexler

amy chase
Oct 30, 2008

Eye Star America, 2001, papers, stamps, maps, envelopes, string, ink, gouache, 35" diam..

Introducing Dodi Wexler. This week I was visiting friends in Chicago, and got to spend time with some of my favorite collage works by Dodi Wexler – an American artist now living and working in London. A few days later, while I was simultaneously thinking super duper American "get-out-the-vote" thoughts AND browsing her website… guess what? I came across a "Patriotic" section of her site. Check out these collages, flying under that banner… and enjoy a few more of her exquisitely constructed pieces.

Historic USA by The Three Dorothys, 1952-2002. Map, paper, stamps, gouache, 41 x 26".

One of the best rewards for visiting her site – is to read her tales of how each piece was conceived. For the Three Dorothy's she writes:

"Even though the men think that they are very important in our family and many of the women agree, I really come from a matriarchy. I am the fourth Dorothy. I never knew the first as she died when my grandmother was two. This artwork starts with my grandmother's 1952 National Geographic map of the United States. I collected the stamps and put the artwork together. My mother did research on the internet to figure out where each stamp belonged."

The Secret of "HF" in the Structure of a Rainbow, 2002. Papers leftover from All the Valentines I'll Never Send, 17 x 19".

See slide show for more of her work -- in themes beyond the patriotic, as above.

Inquiries about pieces featured here? Please contact the artist directly through her website. Know any artists whose work would make a home a lovelier place? Send ideas to The Gallery. Thanks!

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