“WALKING A POROUS BORDER”
September 6 – -October 6, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6-9 pm
Slag Contemporary Gallery is proud to present “WALIKG A POROUS BORDER”, a solo show featuring works by Brooklyn based, Romanian artist, Dumitru Gorzo.
Painting atop large prints of color, black and white or ambered photographs of people in either definitively urban or patently rural settings, Gorzo deploys bold colors and energetically sure, candid brushstrokes to create stratified picture planes in which figures portrayed photographically are partially obscured or reconfigured by abstractly painted interlopers, and in which mixed personal nostalgias—at times geographically immediate, at times temporally distant, at times allowing the personal to give way to the societal—feed into and off of one another’s images in uncompromisingly vivacious, profoundly revivified compositions.
— Paul D’Agostino
Dumitru Gorzo graduated from Bucharest University of Arts, Painting section. He was the Co-founder of the artist group and movement Rostopasca, the Influential Artist Group in Romania of the last Decades.
Gorzo’s solo shows include: “Heads”, NJ MoCA, “Mirror”, Volta NY
, “Reality’s Nostalgia”, Slag Contemporary, NY, “Not Tourists”, BOX 13 ArtSpace, Houston, Out Door Project on Greenwich Street, NY, “Wunderkabinett”, Laika, Bucharest, “Indian Lava & Ritz Mood Guru: Present Salve Fiat Romuli Nepos”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest and Brukental Museum, Sibiu.
Selected group shows include: “Marginal Portraits, or Insides”, Centotto, NY, “Temporal Strata”, Volta 9 Basel, Switzerland, “A Pile of Clowns”, Centotto, NY, “Painting Today”, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest, Badly Happy”, Marina Abramovici Institute, San Francisco, “Pirates, Bandits and Outlaws”, LCCM, Fort Bragg, California, “Art Fanatics”, Kunsthalle (Műcsarnok) Budapest, ”Without Hintersinn” curated by Benjamin Fellman, Official Side Event for 11th Istanbul Biennial.
Slag Contemporary specializes in contemporary art and is operated by owner and director Irina Protopopescu.
Slag Contemporary is located at 56 Bogart Street, Ground Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 6 pm, by appointment Monday through Wednesday
For press inquiries and reproductions contact Irina Protopopescu, 917 977 1848.
For general inquiries, contact the gallery at 212 967 9818.