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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.

Press

Rebecca Roberts, "Scroll Contributor | Rebecca Roberts on Winkleman Gallery," Paddle 8 Blog October 5, 2012

Kevin Greenberg, "GALLERY ROUND-UP," The Last Magazine, September 19, 2012

Serena Qiu, "Frightening Utopias: Chris Dorland at Winkleman Gallery," The WILD Magazine, September 19, 2012

"ARTINFO's 40 Most Anticipated New York Fall Gallery Shows," ARTINFO, September 4, 2012

Chris Dorland

PERMANENT VACATION
September 7 - October 20, 2012
Opens September 7, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Installation Views

CHRIS DORLAND, "PERMANENT VACATION," installation view. Photography by Etienne Frossard.

CHRIS DORLAND, "PERMANENT VACATION," installation view. Photography by Etienne Frossard.

CHRIS DORLAND, "PERMANENT VACATION," installation view. Photograph by Etienne Frossard.

CHRIS DORLAND, "PERMANENT VACATION," installation view. Photograph by Etienne Frossard.

CHRIS DORLAND, "PERMANENT VACATION," installation view. Photography by Etienne Frossard.

CHRIS DORLAND, "PERMANENT VACATION," installation view. Photography by Etienne Frossard.

CHRIS DORLAND, "PERMANENT VACATION," installation view. Photography by Etienne Frossard.

CHRIS DORLAND, "PERMANENT VACATION," installation view. Photography by Etienne Frossard.


Works

UNTITLED (eat pray love)

Chris Dorland, UNTITLED (eat pray love), 2012

UNTITLED (wild dead)

Chris Dorland, UNTITLED (wild dead), 2012

UNTITLED (revenge is the best success)

Chris Dorland, UNTITLED (revenge is the best success), 2012

UNTITLED (stiffler)

Chris Dorland, UNTITLED (stiffler), 2012

BILD MÜLL (antioxidant)

Chris Dorland, BILD MÜLL (antioxidant), 2012

UNTITLED (fanstreaks)

Chris Dorland, UNTITLED (fanstreaks), 2012

UNTITLED (junk bond)

Chris Dorland, UNTITLED (junk bond), 2012

BILD MÜLL (poor man's paradise)

Chris Dorland, BILD MÜLL (poor man's paradise), 2012

BILD MÜLL (anxiety machine)

Chris Dorland, BILD MÜLL (anxiety machine), 2012

untitled (dumping core)

Chris Dorland, untitled (dumping core), 2012

BILD MÜLL (poster)

Chris Dorland, BILD MÜLL (poster), 2012

UNTITLED (gradient fall)

Chris Dorland, UNTITLED (gradient fall), 2011


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