Dorland, Kim

  • Home:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Title:
    Him #5
  • Media:
    Oil, acrylic, spray paint on jute over wood panel / huile, acrylique et peinture aérosol sur jute et panneau de bois
  • Dimensions:
    51 x 40.5 cm
  • Website:

Portraiture forms a significant part of my practice. I have an ongoing (and obsessive) interest in the language of paint (in all of its forms and possible combinations) as a means for exploring meaning and psychology. For me a portrait is a psychological exploration. I am not interested in illustrating a person’s appearance so much as I am in using paint to express who a person is – their personality, their psychology. I don’t consider a portrait finished until it feels like the subject so I find I can paint (repeatedly) only the people closest to me: myself, my wife and, in this case, my 6-year-old son.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2013

Ghosts of You and Me, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York


2012

Unexpected Beauty, Galleria Bianca, Palermo, Italy


2012

I’m an Adult Now, Angell Gallery, Toronto

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2013

The Painting Project, Gallerie de l’UQAM, Montreal


2012

It Happened in the Woods, Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


2012

The Tree: Form and Substance, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Klein¬burg, ON

BIBILOGRAPHY:
Tim Powis, “Beautiful Stuff: Kim Dorland’s love for paint knows no bounds,” Canadian Art, Spring 2013.
Richard Rhodes, “Kim Dorland (review),” Canadian Art, Winter 2013.
Scott Indrisek. “Kim Dorland: Painting With Guts,” Modern Painters, August 24, 2011.

COLLECTIONS:
Musée d’art con¬tem¬po¬rain de Montréal, Museum of Con¬tem¬po¬rary Art San Diego, Royal Bank of Canada

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