Josh Dorman “Retrospective Futurology”


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[Image: Josh Dorman "Empty Promised Land" (2018) Ink, acrylic, antique paper and resin on panel. 24 x 30 in.]

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RYAN LEE presents Retrospective Futurology, an exhibition of new paintings by Josh Dorman. Known for the alternate realities and fantastical creatures he creates by combining antique found imagery with drawing and painting, Dorman introduces an additional dimension into these new paintings through the use of poured resin. As the exhibition’s title suggests, in this latest body of work Dorman continues his interrogation of human history, weaving cautionary tales into his multivalent visions of a dystopian future.

In his new body of work, Dorman cuts into the painting surface, generating pockets and pools of space. Into these, he layers collage and paint with multiple pours of liquid resin, building reliquary-like time capsules and trapping imagery like insects in amber. His recurring emerald and crimson lagoons and sinkholes are seen simultaneously from above and below. Equal parts water and air, they contain birds, sea creatures and heaping piles of debris: defunct machines, broken statuary, gears, cages, cells, and fungi.



from September 05, 2019 to October 12, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-09-05 from 18:00 to 20:00


Josh Dorman

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