Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran is proud to present Kim Dorland: Analogue Paintings, a solo exhibition that will be held in our temporary gallery space in Toronto as a part of our Projects series.
Kim Dorland pushes the boundaries of pictorial representation through an exploration of memory, material, nostalgia, identity and place. His work is a collection of contradictions and contrasts. In pursuit of pushing the limits of his own practice, Dorland is an experimenter at heart who looks for new ways to rethink the language of painting.
His refusal to remain faithful to one medium or approach plays into the symbiotic nature of his work; a painterly vision, which encompasses a fascination with nature inspired by the Canadian landscape and the ability to reveal ordinary life through domestic interiors and portraits of his family.
Kim Dorland: Analogue Paintings is inspired by Douglas Coupland’s article I miss my pre-Internet brain, published in 2014 in The Telegraph. In the article, Coupland argues that our brains have been rewired by our reliance on the internet to desire instant gratification when it comes to information, entertainment, and social relationships. For Dorland, it prompted him to think about painting and identify a craving within himself to turn his attention to some intimate, genuine and observational forms of painting. With this new body of work, the artist wanted to move away from the impulses created by the digital, the social media, and the information-saturated world. While exploring memory and nostalgia, this exhibition depicts scenes from the everyday life, accentuating the artist’s contemplation of ordinary objects and familiar places.
Kim Dorland was born in 1974 in Wainwright (Canada). Dorland has exhibited internationally, including shows in Milan, Montreal, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions have been presented in prestigious institutions, such as the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Canada), the Contemporary Calgary (Canada) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (USA). Dorland’s work can be found in a number of public and corporate collections including The Sander Collection (Germany); Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (USA); Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Canada); Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art (Canada), Blanton Museum of Art (USA); The Glenbow Museum in Calgary (Canada); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (USA), Royal Bank of Canada (Canada) and numerous private collections.