Friday, 3 January 2014

Dorland and the great Canadian landscape

Another show that's closing this weekend is Kim Dorland's You Are Here: Kim Dorland And The Return To Painting showing with the legendary Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven at the very beautiful natural setting of McMichael Canadian Art Collection, where Dorland had a year-long residency.  It's a PLUS PLUS PLUS.  It's just outside, in the northwest of, Toronto.  A short trip to the village of Kleinburg, where the gallery is, is really worth it.  As some might say, it's a quintessential Canadian experience.  I went there before Christmas just after our first heavy snowfall this winter.  The pristine, snow-covered forest outside framed by the gallery windows became part of the exhibition of phenomenal landscape paintings.

Dorland at McMichael, Kleinburg 2013:



Dorland previously at Angell Gallery, Toronto 2013:





Forest outside McMichael:




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