Kim Dorland creates both quietly reflective and boldly visceral sculptural painting in which he references his childhood and adolescence environment - Canadian woods landscapes, trailers and low-income housing, open-air parties, fistfights. Driven equally by his fascination with the materiality of oil paint and his interest in exploring his own life experiences, Dorland builds up his images from multiple layers of thickly applied paint, sometimes adding mixed materials, like feathers, glass, string, and wood.