September 09, 2016 to October 09, 2016
"Whether painting, sculpting or drawing, Gorzo is wont to leave readily palpable traces of his procedural strata at the surface, and to allow his often extemporaneous approach to initial mark-making to guide his compositions into most unforeseeable spheres comprising abstracted figures and curious creatures, or what might even register as organically inflected, technologically implausible architectures and machinery.
Dumitru Gorzo and Tudor Mitroi, Williamsburg Location
January 31, 2016 to February 24, 2016
Both artists synthesize complex forms by a cultivated use of traces, gestures, color and treated irregular surfaces in order to address the layers that structure their own identities. The use of journals, maps and characters point to the constitutive and formative elements of their identities that might seem scattered, but that have been reorganized to open a process of recognition.
Tirtzah Bassel and Dumitru Gorzo
April 24, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Slag Gallery is pleased to present RITES, an exhibition featuring the latest works of Brooklyn-based artists Tirtzah Bassel and Dumitru Gorzo.
September 06, 2013 to October 10, 2013
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.
May 04, 2012 to June 05, 2012
Dumitru Gorzo's variably scaled mixed media paintings on paper are at once explorations into, extrapolations from and expressive, highly energetic extensions of the photographic images that engender them. Working mostly with black and white prints of his own creation, the artist goes on to either venerate or defy the pictorial content of the photos, which often become so deeply integral to and embedded within the greater compositions as to be almost obscured entirely.
September 16, 2010 to November 01, 2010
With this new body of work, Dumitru Gorzo continues to delve into the angst of human condition through the painterly examination of the fellow-creature. Life size human bodies captured in the act of carrying something or somebody as sole resonating constant of the human existence, are inviting the viewer in the creation of the individual narrative. In fact, Gorzo’s reveries are full of these bodies, and through their making, he plays his part in the abysmal search for the sense of life.
May 14, 2009 to June 29, 2009
With this new body of work, Gorzo has concocted a formula of clay and glue on paper and canvas as his focal medium. For him, the use of paper is extremely important—its’ properties possess a vulnerability, or permeability of sorts, that literally allows the surface to vibrate with feeling. Given the earthen qualities of these materials, it is no surprise that the artist often drew with mud as a child and found the Romanian landscape as an early inspiration, further pointing to his works’ direct connection to his homeland. The intensity of pigment attained through oil or watercolor coupled with the tactility of clay, coalesce in a way that could be seen as bringing sculpture to canvas or paper.
June 12, 2008 to July 19, 2008
Slag Gallery will open on June 12th with the first New York exhibition of works by the Romanian artist Dumitru Gorzo. "In the Corner of My Eye" evokes images created by the mind at the periphery of the visual field, images and forms that appear free from the oppression of logic and convention.