Erin Dodson – Artist Statement
My work acknowledges the qualities of memory and history that leave information partly obscured, unable to be seen directly. I do not aim to document facts, but to use the tools of photography to rearrange the existing stuff of the world into narratives.
The images in the Suburbs series depict the landscapes most familiar to me, but they are not always representations of personally significant locations – I have connected them loosely to the web of my own memories and family history. In this way they are part of a personal narrative, but they are also easily adaptable to the viewer’s memories, if they have spent much time in any American suburb.
In my day job, I am the Assistant Curator at the Hallmark Art Collection.
My husband Eric and I also operate Kiosk Gallery, an artist-run space in the Columbus Park neighborhood of Kansas City. Our mission is to bring the work of emerging artists to the public, and to provide a space for artists to grow their ideas and elevate the presentation of their work. We aim for inclusiveness and transparency in art and gallery activities – to help encourage participation and the building of community, and to educate the next generation of artists. As a nod to our compact space, we often focus on work that relates in some way conceptually to themes of smallness, humility, or succinctness. You can see our past shows here.
contact: erinlindsaydodson at gmail dot com
BA in Photography – City College of New York, 2007
Semester abroad in Mali, West Africa – Drew University, 2006
Exhibitions & Publications:
October 13th, 2017 – Group exhibition at Kansas City Artists Coalition: Current Works, juried by Keith Davis, Senior Curator of Photography at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
April 8th, 2017 – Group exhibition at Symphony in the Flint Hills Gallery, Cottonwood Falls, KS: 2017 Field Journal: The Chisholm Trail Through Art
March 17th, 2017 – Group exhibition at 50/50: ATTACH FILES
June 9th, 2016 – Co-curator with Eric Dodson: 2016 Kansas City Flatfile exhibition at H&R Block Artspace. Curators were invited to make selections from the flatfiles to create salon-style walls displayed in the gallery.
June 3rd, 2016 – Group exhibition at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center: MEMORY with guest jurors Catherine Futter, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Ari Fish, Artist and Academic and Career Advisor at the Kansas City Art Institute, alongside Patricia Brown Glenn, Art Historian and Michael J. Pronko, M.D. of P&M Artworks
May 20th, 2016 – Group exhibition: Proximity – Columbus Park artists group show at Trap Gallery, curated by Dan Frueh
March 24th, 2016 – Group exhibition at Paragraph Gallery/Project Space: The One Thing That Can Save America, curated by Jessica Baran – artwork part of Archive Collective installation in Project Space
February 10th, 2016 – Group exhibition at Edition One Gallery in Santa Fe, NM: HEART, curated by Pilar Law
November 13th, 2015 – Two person exhibition at Subterranean Gallery: Somebody’s Home with Juliana Noelle Lynn, curated by Melaney Ann Mitchell
October 22, 2015 – Group exhibition: Archive Collective Miscellanea at Kansas City Art Institute
October 7th, 2015 – Proximal Topologies travels to West Patrons’ Gallery, with artist talk on October 13th
August 2015 – Co-curator with Eric Dodson: Aggregate: Structure and Space at Paragraph Gallery
June 2015 – Two person exhibition: Proximal Topologies with Eric Dodson at The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs
July 2014 – Published Kiosk Zine for Plug Projects book fair
April 2014 – Group exhibition: Anatomy at Zen Gallery
March 2014 – Photo-based work featured in The HAND magazine Issue #4
December 2013 – Article published in The Bohemian magazine, 1 year anniversary edition
July 2013 – Two person exhibition: The Pixel Swamp with Sarah Elizabeth Taylor at Kiosk Gallery
November 2012 – Two person exhibition: Two Views West with Gary Pycior at Kiosk Gallery
February 2008 – Solo exhibition & book release: North to Alaska at The Brick
Spring 2007 – Curator, annual Photo Show at City College of New York