Opening Thursday November 6th

Much like a Cirrus cloud whose wispy strands of all different sizes and shapes still similar form come together momentarily to make a beautiful natural abstraction, the artists of Cirrus come together momentarily to create a vision of contemporary abstraction.

Dorfman+ is pleased to present Cirrus, a group show curated by Vanessa Buia focusing on the current extremely palpable moment of abstraction in contemporary object making. In paintings, in works on paper, installation, video, and sculpture, Cirrus considers several of its dynamic branches.

From conceptual play à la Artie Vierkant's musings and mutations of contemporary patents and TARWUK'S myriad level of conceptual installations, all the way to Lauren Silva's brilliantly bold abstract expressionist canvases and Parker Ito's production line inkjet seductions, the artists in Cirrus never cease to push the boundaries of creation.

Julia Rommel erases the traditional gesture, making the alignment, reapplication, and reorientation of canvas to frame and the resulting marks of processes her focus.

Mike Quinn celebrates life's bittersweet battles with non traditional almost readymade compositions incorporating the materials and forms of addiction and celebration delivering a heavy emotional punch.

Ryan Sullivan whispers smoke on aluminum to form floating, beautiful cloud-like meditations.

Anna Han, in intricate paintings in oil on canvas, brings new breath to geometric abstraction with edgy contemporary color, composition, and scale. Sarah Crowner and Amanda Valdez do the same but by isolating sparse geometric shapes and stitching and application processes that bring nuance to deceptively simple form.

Jaime Gili presents highly abstract, multilayered 'star bursts' of hard edge geometric abstraction with nods to Latin American Modernism, Futurism, Constructivism, even the graffiti ethos.

Sol LeWitt's austere, crisp, yet classically elegant linear drawing illustrates perhaps, in the most simple of terms, the concept of infinity.

Jude Broughan's playful constructions infuse materials with atmosphere, revealing a sensitivity to object-hood enlivened by visual and intellectual curiosity.

James Case-Leal presents ethereal, perfectly just there markings in spray paint on linen, leaving interpretation tantalizingly to the mind of the viewer.

Shay Kun's poetic societal inversions, this time taking form in a multicolored liquid red based canvas with elements that could be tears or rain drops, compliments the large scale, digital evolving abstraction of Siebren Versteeg's New York Times obfuscation and Matt Jones' poured almost 3-D mythologically framed meditations of theoretical physics.

Andy Warhol's shadow pieces deal with exactly that- contemplation of the secondary space that both literally and metaphorically define a shadow.

Rupert Smith's compositions incorporate diamond dust, deep hues, a seeming presence of fervent emotion and barely there hints of forms to seduce the viewer.






Andy Warhol, Shadows II, #211 and #210, 1986, 43 x 30.5 inches each, synthetic polymer paint, diamond dust and silkscreen ink on paper, AP. Rupert Jasen Smith, Pool Play (Female), #19/25, 1981, 60 x 40 inches, unique acrylic on paper with screenprint and diamond dust.



Installation view.



Sol LeWitt, Untitled Irregular Form, 1995, 38 x 26 inches (41.25 x 29 inches framed), gouache on fabiano paper.
Lauren Silva, Pith, 2014, 72 x 60 inches, acrylic and oil on canvas.



TARWUK, Family Totem_NY002, 2014, Photographic print, sculpture and ipad video.
Parker Ito, Inkjet Painting #12, 2013, 64 x 44 inches, inkjet on silk.
Artie Vierkant, Detachable Storage Rack for a Metallic Structure, 30 , 83 x 47 inches, 2014 US Patent 6318569 B1, 430 inox plate, custom shelving, rare earth magnets.



Siebren Versteeg, Daily Times (performer), 2012, 63 x 37.25 inches monitor (monitor: 72" capable of 180 p with full HD resolution), internet connected computer program to 70" LCD, edition 2/5 (last available)
Matt Jones, The Blast, 2014, 48 x 36 inches, acrylic, iridescent pigment and resin on panel.

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