About the Work
In this piece, the artist plays with the idea of presence through absence, and we cannot see the figure's features or the moonlight directly. They are only perceptible through the distortion of reflection.
"I am very interested in the way this vantage gives the image a psychology," Kim tells us, "and a reflective tone (not just literally) that would not be there if the composition was depicted straight-on."
This eight-color silkscreen makes use of multiple materials, referencing the artist's practice of using mixed media across his portfolio. A flocking embellishment adds unique texture, while archival phosphorescent ink illuminates details of the work when viewed in the dark, enhancing the artist's exploration of light and reflection.
Kim Dorland (b. 1974, Alberta, Canada) has held solo exhibitions at Patel Brown Gallery (Toronto), Five Car Garage (Los Angeles), NBB Gallery (Berlin), Bradley Ertaskirin Gallery (Montreal), and Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, among many others. The artist has work featured in the collections at Contemporary Art Foundation (Tokyo), The Sander Collection (Berlin), Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Glenbow Museum (Calgary), Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Art Gallery of Alberta, and the Audain Art Museum (Whistler, BC), as well as numerous private collections. The artist holds an MFA from York University (Toronto) and a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver). Dorland currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
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