F(r)acture: Divisions in Painting

June 13, 2009 - July 18, 2009

Opening reception June 13, 2009, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Dorsch Gallery presents F(r)acture: divisions in painting. A group exhibition featuring the work of Alicia Gibson, David Marsh, Jordan Massangale, Patrick McElnea, Brandon Opalka, Jane Parshall, Carlos Rigau, Karen Seapker and Kevin Van Gorp.

Carlos Rigau's video 'P.I.U. - A Motivational video for painters' parodies the connotation of The Painter and his Practice in the art world, introducing the show's platform. Looking into recent painting, styles and approaches seem to oscillate between two poles. Some painters hide their craft, to the extent that their paintings appear to be clumsy, thrown together, easy. Nevertheless, such works, which defy conventional notions of what painting should be, find in the chaos an awkward beauty. Other paintings are heavily worked, tight, even obsessive compositions with crude figures and abrasive pastiche. While saturating their canvases with as many loaded references to pop culture and painting as possible, these painters seek the same ungainliness.

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Karen Seapker Right About Then, 2009 Oil on Panel 38 x 50 inches.



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Alicia Gibson Bali Hai Wine All The Time, 2009 Oil on Panel 30 x 36 inches.



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Alicia Gibson Self-Service Bordello, 2009 Oil on Panel 40 x 48 inches.



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Brandon Opalka Vice Versa, 2009 Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 32.5 x 27 inches.



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David Marsh Faith, 2009 Oil, alkyd and acrylic, cotton and toilet paper on velvet, 62 x 52 inches.



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David Marsh Untitled (rose #2), 2009 Oil, alkyd, enamel, ink, lacquer, bronze flake, spandex and cotton on cotton microfiber suede, 46 x 52 inches.



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Jane Parshall Mary Kelly 1, 2009 Oil, house-paint on Canvas, 15 x 14.25 inches.



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Jane Parshall Mary Kelly 3, 2009 Oil, house-paint on Canvas, 13.25 x 14.25 inches.



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Kevin Van Gorp In/Flux_Fixed Income, 2008 Oil on canvas 43 x 24 inches.