"Wooded Perspectives" Art Exhibit by Eileen Dorsey

"Wooded Perspectives" Art Exhibit by Eileen Dorsey

June 18 - Aug. 4, 2019
Eppig Gallery

Eileen Dorsey takes a contemporary approach to Impressionism while focusing on the landscapes that surround her. Like the revolutionary Impressionist movement of the 19th century, she focuses on light to establish a mood and uses color to push the boundaries of what is realistic and what is suggested. Exploring in the woods as a child instilled an appreciation for all the colors and textures that can be found in nature. She continues that exploration as an adult by pushing the boundaries of color and textures in paint, gathering reference material from the Cleveland Metroparks and natural areas near her home. Her paintings have been described as realistic meets psychedelic.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Dorsey graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2006. At her studio inside the 78th Street Studios in the Gordon Square Arts District, Dorsey creates an abundant amount of work in various styles and mediums; however, she is mostly known for her vibrant depictions of wooded scenes.

With an impasto application, she adheres paint to the surface with an aggressive yet subtle sensibility that distorts the image depending on how it is viewed in proximity. The use of a palette knife allows for sharp decisions as the paint is slathered, scraped, or tossed onto the canvas.

Dorsey’s work can be found in public spaces, institutional collections, and private homes. In 2017 she collaborated with Chicago-based graffiti artist Ish Muhammad on the Stockyard Meats building mural on Detroit Road in Cleveland. For more information on the artist, please visit eileendorsey.com.

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