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Graham Gillmore

Vancouver, British Colombia

“I play the role of scavenger when it comes to the texts I use. I think of these selected fragments as a kind of linguistic 'road kill' - skeletons on which to hang the material of the painting.”

Graham Gillmore is a Canadian painter, born in 1963, best known for his vitriolic use of text as an art form within edgy and often provocative work.

Gillmore’s work can be found in numerous private, corporate and public collections in Canada, the United States and abroad, including The Ghent Museum, Belgium; the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, and The Museum Of Modern Art in New York.

Dorfman Projects invited Graham Gillmore to collaborate with master screen-printer Donald Sheridan to create two series of text-based works on paper.

This project combines Sheridan’s printmaking and color savvy with Gillmore’s poignant texts and compositional sense. Working together in Sheridan’s Jersey City studio, Gillmore guided the text placement while Sheridan, with his extensive knowledge of Warhol trial-proofs, pushed the limits of color.

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