Josh Dorman worked on three separate projects while at MacDowell. Several paintings for his September 2019 show at Ryan Lee Gallery (NYC) were completed. He also continued his series of portraits of “Dementia,” which were to be exhibited in October, 2019 at the Longview Museum of Art in Texas. Finally, Dorman continued his work on paintings inspired by Charles Burchfield. Commissioned by the Smithsonian Archives of American Art Journal for a 10-page spread, Dorman chose a single image from the archives (a holiday card watercolor) as a springboard for an entire body of work. While at MacDorwell, Dorman read Burchfield's journals extensively and traveled to the MFA Boston to view The Winter Bouquet, the source for Bucrhfield's image.
In addition, Dorman will have a retrospective show in January at the Welch School of Art, part of GSU in Atlanta. This will be accompanied by a catalog with an essay by Michael Chabon.