“Some Paintings Enjoying Fresh Air” marks a departure from Dorward’s previous work. This summer, the artist moved his practice outdoors, producing a bold, fresh and complex body of work that looks beyond the confines of the studio. In these new watercolours and oil paintings, Dorward explores our relationship to nature from a wide range of perspectives. Depictions of nature as pristine, beautiful, mundane, despoiled, and even obscene are assembled in a complicated array, revealing conflicting ideas and opinions. Without making specific statements, these paintings represent anxieties about our changing climate and diminishing natural habitats.

Curated by Heather Anderson.

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