Ioana Gorzo & Dumitru Gorzo

DOUBLE TAKE - 522 W 19th Street, New York

May 23, 2024 to June 29, 2024
SLAG&RX – New York is pleased to announce Double Take, a duo exhibition bringing together the siblings, Ioana Gorzo and Dumitru Gorzo. Employing distinct methods, both artists navigate the continuum that stretches from abstraction to representation. SLAG&RX - New York is pleased to announce "Double Take" a duo show featuring works by Ioana Gorzo and Dumitru Gorzo.

"FORMS" RX&SLAG - Rue des Quatre Fils, Paris

December 02, 2023 to January 13, 2024
“They are friendly and protective, and they are utterly strange – at once majestic and ominous. In this sense, they’re like hulking amulets carrying a kind of superstitiously derived, talismanic portentousness.” - Paul D’Agostino
Daniel Roberts, Christopher Yockey and Dumitru Gorzo

"OUTDOOR SCULPTURES" - 522 West 19th Street, New York

December 08, 2021 to January 22, 2022
Tirtzah Bassel Lucy Fradkin Sandro Kopp Tamara Kostianovsky Yumiko Ono Walter Price Marius Ritiu Naomi Safran-Hon Mircea Suciu Paul Vogeler Paul Wesenberg Alida Wilkinson

"SCAPES" - 522 West 19th Street, New York

July 29, 2021 to August 28, 2021
Slag Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of "Scapes", featuring painting, sculpture, works on paper and installation by Tirtzah Bassel, Lucy Fradkin, Sandro Kopp, Tamara Kostianovsky, Yumiko Ono, Walter Price, Marius Ritiu, Naomi Safran-Hon, Mircea Suciu, Paul Vogeler, Paul Wesenberg, and Alida Wilkinson. Slag Gallery also presents a new outdoor sculpture by artist Dumitru Gorzo.
Dumitru Gorzo

"GENERATIVE SYSTEM" - 522 West 19th Street, New York

September 10, 2020 to October 18, 2020
Slag Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by the Romanian-born, New York-based artist Dumitru Gorzo.  This exhibition marks the artist's sixth solo show with Slag Gallery.
Dumitru Gorzo


April 13, 2018 to May 16, 2018
Gorzo’s sculptural language combines modern and traditional in a lyrical way raising questions about the nature of forms: how volume relates to space, what makes an artwork tangible, and the honesty of aesthetics.
Dumitru Gorzo

Fend Off

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

Tracing Journals

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.
Dumitru Gorzo

Walking A Porous Border

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.
Dumitru Gorzo

Reality's Nostalgia

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.
Dumitru Gorzo

Super C

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.
Dumitru Gorzo


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.
Dumitru Gorzo

In The Corner Of My Eye

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.