Private Collection, Toronto
Kim Dorland: Tom Thomson on Acid – Maclean’s Magazine by Sara Angel http://www.macleans.ca/culture/kim-dorland-like-tom-thomson-on-acid/
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.