Kim Dorland

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Love Letter in Paint   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Kim Dorland at Mike Weiss Gallery June 23rd, 2011 - August 27th, 2011
Posted 8/21/11
The strength of Kim Dorland’s paintings lies in the way they evoke bodily functions and transgressions, physical and emotional. depicts Dorland's wife in eleven portraits, which he describes in an interview with her as “truly loving.” The love that’s palpable in these works is clearly the love of paint and surfaces, but Dorland’s interest in storytelling can complicate his aesthetic explorations unnecessarily. Consider the brooding, twilight setting that Dorland conjures in Stargazing. It’s a... [more]
Shack in the Woods   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Kim Dorland at Mike Weiss Gallery November 6th, 2010 - January 8th, 2011
Posted 11/14/10
        It happens when they least expect it, and when we, watching, have come to expect it the most.  A group of teenagers enters a wilderness of some sort, far from supervision, and far from safety.  Amped on hormones, liquor and laughter they engage in licentious behavior; they separate, coupling.  That’s when the monster strikes—enraged by their behavior, he targets and kills each young person, one after the other, in successively horrifying ways.  Usually only one survives to tell the... [more]
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