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Exhibition Detail
Molecular Portraits
86 Miller Street
Toronto M6N 2Z9

June 7th, 2013 - August 31st, 2013
staircase , Chris DoroszChris Dorosz, staircase ,
2012 , oil on canvas, 75 3/8 x 70"
© Courtesy of the artist and Katzman Kamen Gallery
Bloordale Village / The Junction
Tues. - Thurs. 11 am to 4:30 pm; Fri. - Sat. 11 am to 6:00 pm

Molecular Portraits is the first in a new series of “mass” paintings that investigate form through molecular composition. The objective is to visualize a denuded reality, stripped of its narrative, offering the viewer a glimpse of the multifarious elements that comprise matter.

Referencing his well-known three-dimensional paint drop sculptures, Dorosz flattens the scene and presents his perspective in two dimensions. The paintings are composed with irregular dots, constructed from carefully calculated, hole-punched templates, which create vivid vantage points of various spaces: a staircase, an open box, a country path framed by trees, a library with its aisles of shelves, as well as different domestic interiors.

These works are portraits – portraits of specific spaces with specific references. However, through the application of the contrary forces of reduction and construction, these works transform into archetypal representations of the space – an original model – pure space. This transformation from the specific to the archetypal is a spiritual inquiry.

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