DIMENSIONS 17" x 13" MEDIUM 2-color Silkscreen on Waterford Paper

Limited Edition of 50, 2020
Each print has the artist's signature printed on front. Hand-numbered.

This edition is part of an original series of limited edition silkscreen prints, entitled PRINT AID, created in response to the distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. PRINT AID is a collaborative effort between silkscreen studio Pegasus Prints, art consultancy Sidel & McElwreath, and Exhibition A to provide creativity and assistance through the art community. Each edition supports an artist whose business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, a portion of sales is donated to The Artist’s Fellowship, Inc, a non-profit organization that financially assists professional visual artists and their families in times of emergency, disability or bereavement.

"For the last couple of years, I’ve been working with a loose narrative about a landscape painter who goes off into the woods to paint, only to realize that it’s a complete lie to paint pretty pictures of nature. He gives up, wanders deeper into the woods and starts seeing trippy things (like the deer covered in vines growing out of its skull) until eventually he’s swallowed up by his surroundings. It’s purposefully ambiguous whether these things are actually happening to him or are all in his head. The work is dealing with themes of anxiety - about our environment and the state of things socially/politically, etc. I wasn’t thinking about pandemics or viruses when I made the drawing this print is based on, but it seems to work for that too." - Kim Dorland

Born in 1974 in Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, Dorland holds an MFA from York University in Toronto, and a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, in Vancouver. He has exhibited globally, including shows in Milan, London, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. His work is featured in the Contemporary Art Foundation (Japan), The Sander Collection (Berlin); Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal; Glenbow Museum (Calgary); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Art Gallery of Alberta, the Audain Art Museum and numerous important private collections. Dorland currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.
Kim Dorland pushes the boundaries of painted representation through an exploration of memory, material, nostalgia, identity and place. Drawing heavily from the Canadian landscape and his huge appetite for the history and language of painting, the loose yet identifiable scenes are interjected with areas of heavy abstract impasto. His refusal to remain faithful to one medium or approach plays into the symbiotic nature of his work.

Framing options are black or white painted wood, 3/4" wide flat face and 1" deep, with UV acrylic glass. Each work is framed edge to edge.

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