Contemporary Art Auction

April 11, 2016

LOT 42

Lot 42


Lot 42 Details


oil on wood
signed, titled and dated 2009 on the reverse
60 ins x 48 ins; 152.4 cms x 121.9 cms

Estimate $12,000-$15,000

Realised: $18,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Additional Images

Private Collection, Toronto


Kim Dorland: Tom Thomson on Acid – Maclean’s Magazine by Sara Angel


Kim Dorland has been a dominant force within the new wave of the Canadian landscape genre – being at the forefront of his generation, his artwork captures the textural qualities exhibited by both paint and nature in beautiful symmetry. There Ain’t No Cure for Love #3, is a much darker piece in terms of narrative and coloration. A study into the nuanced world of monochrome, Dorland creates trees and a deep wilderness setting with a single colour pigmentation. There Ain’t No Cure for Love #3 embraces Dorland’s trademark technique of rich, luscious impasto style sculpted into shapes, full of presence and domination. The delicacy of this piece is also on display with small hidden staccatos of colour, gem-tone treasures that flicker in the nightly landscape of Dorland’s making.

Dorland lives and works in Vancouver, B.C. He received his fine art training at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver), followed by a Master of Fine Arts from York University (Toronto). His breadth of work has been exhibited and collected internationally by many institutions such as Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.


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LOT 42

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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