Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Sculpted Photographs by Matt Dodge, Snowboard Pioneer

Posted on May 12, 2016
Filed Under Featured Artists

Snowboard pioneer and former world champion, Matt Dodge, uses adrenalin to fuel his imagery.  He calls his one-of-a-kind creations sculpted photographs, that help him interpret Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada.

Matt’s work will be the featured art exhibit gracing the walls of Soule Domain May through July following his artist reception Wednesday, May 16th from 4:30pm to 6pm. Everyone is invited for complimentary appetizers and half-price beverages.

The Soule Domain is located across from the Tahoe Biltmore at 9983 Cove Street in Brockway.

“I create modern images that document contemporary man’s celebration of the eternal earth,” states Dodge. “I blend the excitement of my experiences with a primal urge to create.”

Dodge’s experiences, coming from a mountain existence, are a combination of adventure and awe. His pieces, part punk, pop, and psychedelic, are also part past, present and future.

Dodge’s labor is the exploration of form, based upon natural imagery. Throughout his body of work exists a consistent theme of examining the relationship between man and nature.

Dodge’s unique process, starting with snapshot photographs of the outdoor world, involves several layers of varying art and graphic techniques, resulting in one-of-a-kind hand-colored, hand-etched images, which he terms “sculpted photographs”.

He adds, “I create, somewhat unconsciously, mixing visual imagery taken from my life in the Sierra with the swirling abstractions that reside deep within my soul. Ultimately, the finished creation should translate visually the potency of the life that I lust.”

Dodge resides with his wife and two children in Incline Village, Nevada. A snowboard pioneer and former world champion, he remains an active outdoor athlete and adventurer, using adrenalin to fuel his imagery.

Matt Dodge received the degree Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Along with Jennifer Ornburge, Matt invites you to stop by their studio:

Blue Pixie Fine Art Studio & Gallery
120 Country Club Dr, #22
Incline Village, Nevada 89451

Ph: 775-830-6554 (Matt)

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