Kim Dorland’s “For Lori” in NYC

Kim Dorland‘s latest exhibition, For Lori, opens Thursday at Mike Weiss Gallery in New York, presenting eleven pieces depicting the artist’s wife and muse, Lori. Illustrating what has become a recurring oeuvre for the Canadian painter, the series explores his expressionist manner of representing the interpersonal love and intimacy that has served as both artistic inspiration and subject matter throughout his career. Dorland also demonstrates ideas of the muse or the stand-in through his distinct, energy-infused impasto. Spanning the time period from 2008 to 2011, the show reveals the artist’s progression from initial discovery of the portrait, raw and de Kooning-esque in form, to his more recent and painterly portrayals. More information can be found on the gallery’s website. The exhibition will run through August 27.

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