I <3 Paint 3
Opening Reception: Thursday April 4th, 7-9pm
Exhibition Dates: April 4-28, 2019
Location: 1151 Queen St East
Curated by Kim Dorland with works by:
Tunde Adebimpe (Los Angeles, USA)
Todd Bienvenu (New York City, USA)
Seth Birchall (Sydney, New South Wales)
Sara-Jeanne Bourget (Vancouver, Canada)
Keiran Brennan Hinton (New York City, USA)
Greg Burak (Ridgewood, USA)
Rudy Cremonini (Bologna, Italy)
Laura Dawe (Toronto, Canada)
Anna Fidler (Corvallis, USA)
Shaun Morin (Arnes, Canada)
Hilary Pecis (Los Angeles, USA)
Jonathan Podwil (New York City, USA)
Francisco Rodríguez (London, UK)
Joseph Tisiga (Yukon, Canada)
Paige Turner Uribe (Los Angeles, USA)
Nadia Waheed (Austin, USA)
Guim Tio Zarraluki (Barcelona, Spain)
Aaron Zulpo (New York City, USA)
Kim Dorland on I ❤️ Paint:
"I’m not a curator. I’m not a taste maker or a gallery professional. I’m a painter. And I ❤️ paint. I love looking at paintings. I love thinking about paintings. I love the act of squeezing a brand new tube of paint. Painting is romantic. Painting is sexy. Painting is infuriating, but I can’t give it up.
When I did the first I ❤️ Paint shows it was a reaction to this boring, cyclical idea that “painting is dead”. I’m happy to report that that idea is now dead (at least for now). A quick scan through Instagram is proof that painting is alive and well (especially reassuring to this middle-ager is the amount of young artists picking up the mantle).
There’s good painting being made all over the place these days, and thanks to Instagram and such we have access - which is how I “curated” this show. This isn’t proof of what’s “on trend” right now. You’re not going to get a dense or complicated thesis. This is a show about using paint. About the talented ways that some artists are exploiting paint’s possibilities - materially, thematically, stylistically... At the end of the day, I just wanted to put together a really good painting exhibition."
Kim Dorland pushes the boundaries of painted representation through an exploration of memory, material, nostalgia, identity and place. Born in 1974 in Wainwright, Alberta, 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.
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