After disappearing into the studio for nearly seven months, Kim Dorland has emerged armed with a legion of wolves, sasquatches, owls and crows. For his upcoming solo show at Mike Weiss Gallery (New York, NY), Dorland does exactly what his show title promises: explores the sensuous tactility and arresting challenges of new material. Glitter, feathers, string and wood slabs enhance the artist’s fascination with the dividing line between the supernatural and mundane, while a new foray into taxidermy bespeaks his connectivity with the rural Canadian landscape.
“New Material” opens November 6, 2010, and remains on view through January 8, 2011. For more information, please visit the gallery’s exhibition page.