Josh Dorman "Babel: New Paintings and Works on Paper "


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Mary Ryan Gallery presents Babel, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Josh Dorman. This is Dorman’s first exhibition at Mary Ryan Gallery.

Since 2001 Dorman has been using topographical maps as a framework for the complex ideas and images that fill his paintings. Combining ink, acrylic and collage atop antique maps and paper, he creates fantastical universes that explore the connectedness of all things.
Using collage elements from old textbooks and elaborating on them with his own drawing, Dorman suggests links between the natural and the man-made. He is particular about the maps and collage elements he uses: the maps must be pre-1940, and the textbook images are all pre-
photographic diagrams or engravings. While Dorman’s works compel one to look for a narrative, his suggestions are subtle. What each viewer reads is entirely their own interpretation.

[Image : Josh Dorman "Exodus" (2008) ink, acrylic, antique maps and paper on panel 50 x 48 in.]



from May 08, 2008 to June 21, 2008
Opening Reception : May 8, 6-8pm.


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    isabel: (2008-05-11 at 23:05)

    Josh Dorman's intricate art work is impressive. You can spend a lot of time with one of his paintings and still find new details.

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