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Chris Dorland: Permanent Vacation


Winkleman Gallery
621 West 27th Street, 212-643-3152
September 7 - October 20, 2012
Reception: Friday, September 7, 6 - 8 PM
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Are you looking for more meaning in your life—a sense of happiness? Are you tired of days that blend into each other?

Are you feeling the grind? Do you find yourself sitting in traffic feeling the heat rising up your neck?

Fighting with family members, coworkers or neighbors? Are you awakened night after night by the noise of the city?

Your health and happiness could be at risk. Chronic stress is a leading cause of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, heartburn, chronic pain, high blood pressure, ulcers, diabetes and much much more.

Maybe it’s time to get away from it all: do you dream of a life where you can just get up in the morning, walk to the beach, have a fresh juice and enjoy the sun. All day. Everyday.

Sounds like what you need is a vacation. A Permanent Vacation.

Chris Dorland (b. 1978, Montreal, Canada) lives and works in New York City. Dorland’s hallucinatory and entropic paintings create a layered and networked world of images and signs using stock photography, corporate logos and architectural imagery. His dark humored paintings and videos explore themes of public architecture, cyber culture, advertising and decay, commenting on the increasing abstraction of everyday life in our post-internet world. Dorland received his BFA Summa Cum Laude, Painting, at Purchase College in 2002. He has exhibited at Winkleman Gallery (NYC), Sikkema Jenkins (NYC), Gasser and Grunert (NYC), Rental (NYC), Marc Selwyn Fine Ar t (LA), Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago), The Suburban (Oak Park, IL), Portugal Arte 10 (Lisbon), Valentina Bonomo Gallery (Rome), and the Neuberger Museum (Purchase, NY) among others. In 2009 he curated Skin Jobs at Marc Selwyn Fine Art and in 2012 he curated DATA TRASH at I-20 Gallery. His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art.

For more information, contact Edward Winkleman at 212.643.3152 or [email protected]
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