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Kim Dorland

October 11, 2017

Kim 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, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. His work is featured in the Contemporary Art Foundation (Tokyo), The Sander Collection (Berlin), La Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal & La Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal (Montreal), Glenbow Museum (Calgary), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (San Diego), Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton), and numerous private collections. He contributed a limited edition print to this year’s Art With Heart fundraiser for Casey House. The auction takes place on October 17 at the AGO (tickets are sold out, but there is a waiting list). There is a free public preview of the collection on October 13 and 14 at Waddington's.

1. Painting

I love painting. I love making paintings and I love looking at other people’s paintings. There has been this long boring conversation over the years about painting’s inevitable demise, but I am too often reminded through the discovery of something or someone new (or, at least, new to me) that painting will always be relevant, radical, and important. Painting has given my life structure and meaning. I’m obsessed with its challenges and infinite possibilities.

2. A child's perspective

One of the many great things about having children is being introduced to things that wouldn’t have crossed my path otherwise. My life has been made so much richer because my wife read aloud to the kids all of the Harry Potter books and the epic adventure of Wildwood. It’s been great re-reading comic books with my kids and remembering how awesome The Dark Knight Returns (by Frank Miller) actually is. And then there are movies like Wall-E, and, most importantly, every TV episode of Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, which is possibly one of most interesting, intelligent, and poignant shows I’ve ever watched.

3. Pamplemousse La Croix

How did I exist before this refreshing beverage came into my life? No kidding...

4. The Pentel Brush Pen

I bought this item on a whim a few weeks ago. Like the Pamplemousse La Croix, I don’t know how I existed before this pen was in my life. It is an intuitive, expressive drawing instrument that fluidly connects your brain to your hand. After drawing for the first hour or so with it, I immediately ordered two more, so that I always have one on hand when I’m away from the house or studio. (Note: I do not work for Pentel, but would if I could work in the brush pen division.)

5. Art With Heart

(Intentional plug!) This is an art auction/fundraiser in support of Casey House that I always say yes to. Not only are they doing such important work for HIV/AIDS care, they also organize a great event that pays respect to the art and artists involved. I have discovered so much young talent through the curation of the auction and catalogue. This is one that collectors should open up their wallets for.



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Posted by Casey House, on 2017-10-11 14:56:18
Thank you Kim! We are grateful for your ongoing generosity to Art With Heart in support of compassionate client-driven HIV/AIDS care at Casey House.