"Kim Dorland" explores the mind and work of one of Canada's most intriguing contemporary artists. Named Globe and Mail 'Artist of the Year' in 2013, Dorland has captured the public's imagination with his tour-de-force, visceral creations. His paintings are at once referential, material, psychological, beautiful, and uncomfortable, resulting in a body of work that is seemingly disparate but undeniably connected through its idiosyncratic - and maximal - use of paint in all its forms.
Katerina Atanassova is the chief curator of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Since her appointment in 2009, she has led and curated several special exhibitions, among them The Tree: Form and Substance (2011) and You Are Here: Kim Dorland and the Return to Painting (2013). She was also the co-curator for the enormously successful international touring exhibition, Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. She is a graduate of Sofia University and holds an M.A. from the Centre for Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Art History and Visual Culture at York University, where she is working on urban visuality and the emergence of urban culture in Canada.
Robert Enright is the senior contributing editor and film critic for Border Crossings magazine and the University Research Chair in Art Theory and Criticism in the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph. He is the author of a number of books and has contributed introductions, interviews, and essays to hundreds of books and catalogues. He was a nominator and contributor to both Vitamin P2 and Vitamin D2. In 2005 he was made a member of the Order of Canada. He lives in Winnipeg, ManitobaJeffrey Spalding is an artist, writer, and curator. He has served as director at major art museums, including Glenbow Museum, University of Lethbridge, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and Appleton Museum of Art, Florida. He is author of numerous books and catalogues. Spalding was president of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (2007-10), recipient of the Alberta College of Art and Design Board of Governors Award of Excellence (1992), awarded the Order of Canada (2007) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). Currently he is artistic director and chief curator at Contemporary Calgary.