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Elise Dodeles in Solo Exhibition at Philadelphia LGBT Community Center
Posted by: Wik Wikholm on 01/02/12
Last updated on: 01/02/12
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An image from Elise Dodeles' Sports series.

Artist Elise Dodeles will be featured at Philadelphia's William Way LGBT Community Center gallery in a solo exhibition from January 13 through March 3, 2012. Dodeles won the 2011 Juried Art Competition and Exhibition at the Center.

The works to be featured in the William Way Community Center show are drawn from images Dodeles found in online archives, books, and family photos that that she has transformed into meditations on race, sex, gender, and power.

A painting from the William Way LGBT Community Center Gallery's solo exhibition of Dodeles' work.

In earlier work, Dodeles created a series of images of male athletes, an unusual subject for a lesbian artist. She says that she found strength in the subject area after a serious illness left her feeling weak and vulnerable. Additional images of her sports paintings can be found on her website.

A painting from Dodeles' Sports series.

An opening reception will take place on Friday, January 13, 2012 at the William Way LGBT Community Center.

Images courtesy Elise Dodeles, © Elise Dodeles.

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