Kouros Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of major new paintings in combined media by Bruce Dorfman. Entitled Windsock, the show is informed by the artist’s ongoing interest in visual invocations of multiple moments of intimacies and places in time.
This is Dorfman’s forty-fifth one-person show during the past five decades throughout the U. S. and abroad. Eight large-scale combined media paintings and 12 combined media works under glass, created largely between 2009 and 2010, will be displayed throughout both floors of Kouros Gallery. Dorfman’s art has received extensive coverage in a wide range of periodicals, catalogues and monographs worldwide. Writing for the catalogue produced for his 2008 exhibition at Kouros Gallery, art critic Phyllis Braff stated, “The full scope of Dorfman’s recent work underscores his dual focus in creating a strong art experience through structure and through intriguingly sensuous luminosity . . . iconoclastic treatments of space, and the expressionistic possibilities of interactive reflections.”
His work is included in many museums and important collections internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards including, most recently, a major grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He has also received awards from The Rockefeller Foundation, The Butler Institute of American Art, New York State Council on the Arts, Fulbright Fellowship, and many others.
A venerated teacher at The Art Students League of New York since 1964, Dorfman has also taught at The New School, Syracuse University, Norton Museum of Art, Everson Museum, and others. He has held the positions of guest artist and lecturer at museums and cultural institutions in Venezuela, Portugal and France.