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 Chris Dolan  (1950 - )

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Lived/Active: Maryland/District Of Columbia / France      Known for: figurative expression painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Following is a copy of an exhibition review by Carol Damian, Associate Professor & Chairperson, Visual Arts Department, Florida International University Miami, Florida, November 1999.

The works of Chris Dolan offer a metaphor for human angst in an era of painterly exploration and frustration. As spectacles of meaningful figuration struggling to come into being through formal disruptions and a limited palette of earth tones, her brashly intent paintings display richly textured surfaces laden with emotional content. These expressive abstractions are described in various tones of browns, blacks and terracottas that make reference to primitive cave paintings and the sepia drawings of the great masters.

Colors as thick as tar vie with fluid and loose brushwork and instinctive drawing and scratching to imbue the surfaces with a neo-expressionist energy. In paintings that explore the human figure as a vehicle for visual interaction, she studies anatomical structure before endowing their images with an ambiguity of content and distorted reality.

The figures she defines tend to fray and bleed, invade and become one another in every imaginable way as they are subsumed by the immediacy of the thickly layered surface textures and vigorous markings. As if the substance of inscrutable walls, they range from the boldly defined to mere linear suggestions and have an innate vitality that seems to emerge from the depths of the paint. There is a pervasive energy in her gestural abstractions and saturated expressionist brush.

The freedom and spontaneity of Chris Dolan's painting techniques allow the richly textured imagery to dominate the canvas with an arresting presence that is as provocative as it is mysterious.

"Power constructed and contrasted in force and form evolving with ease between expression and abstraction, the painting of Chris Dolan is of a vigor, and movement sometimes olympic notably when she uses the human body.

Her chromatic rigor is almost real when she renders in sepias, in blacks, in light sulfurs, blackened to desire, introspective, which establish by a fluctuating play of light, severe "pictural confrontations".

These confrontations are the source of reflected effects achieving at times visual psycho-plastique intensities to the limits of heroic tragedy."

Skot Foreman

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Chris Dolan:

1969-1970 Maryland Institute College of Art
1970-1971 Corcoran College of Art, Washington, D.C.
1971-1972 Ecole des Beaux Arts, Grenoble
1972-1975 Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix-en-Provence

Non-Gallery Exhibitions:
1989 Exposition Centre Culturel de Mandelieu, Galerie Lafrache, Cannes, France
"Peinture Palissade", Cannes Film Festival, France
1992 "Art Vencia" Musee de Vence
Rotonde de Beaulieu, France
1993 Maison des Artistes, Haut de Cagnes 7e Salon d'Hiver, Invitee d'Honneur, Lyon, France
1995 "Art Jonction International", Galerie Vecchio, Cannes, France
Exposition "Chaises Eclectiques", Galerie Artgument, Montbason, France
1996 Cannes Foire internationale de Strasbourg, Strasbourg France
"Clair de Femme", Apricale, Italy
1999 Art Paris, Paris, France
2000 "A Convergent Voyage; Studies in Duality" Two Person Exhibition with Purvis Young, Skot Foreman Fine Art, Ltd. Dania Beach, Florida , USA
2001 ArtMiami, Miami, FL USA
2001 Town & Country Art Fair, West Palm Bch, FL, USA
2001 The Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
2001 Texas International Fine Art Fair, Dallas, TX
2002 ArtMiami, Miami Beach, FL
2006 Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2008 Art Basel Pop Up Gallery, Wynwood, Miami

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