This firstsite touring exhibition explores the work of James Dodds, one of East Anglia’s best known artists. This catalogue is published as a celebration of this tour and as a companion piece to the earlier Shipshape publication.
Dodd’s approach is refreshingly direct. He takes as his subject matter the specific carting of the East of England’s costal areas and now declining boat yards. Dodds moves effortlessly between the language of the boat and that of print and paint. ‘I build my paintings to withstand a force nine gale.’ (James Dodds)