MIMEOMAI

Solo Exhibition by Tim Doud

September 19 - October 26
Artist’s Reception: September 21
, Saturday, 4-6pm

Baltimore, MD - MONO PRACTICE Baltimore presents MIMEOMAI, a solo exhibition by Tim Doud, on view from September 19 through October 26, 2019. Artist’s Reception will be on September 21, Saturday 4-6pm. 

Tim Doud’s paintings and drawings address two seemingly distinct bodies of work, one figurative and one abstract. These bodies of works serve as a backdrop to broader discussions around constructed identities, branding and commodity culture.

He graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A in Painting and Drawing. He attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. Recent exhibitions include Curator's Office, Washington, DC, New Bedford Museum of Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Kemper Contemporary Art Museum, Kansas City, MO and the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. His work has been included in exhibitions at PS1 (MOMA) in New York City, The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Artists Space in New York City and the Frye Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Galerie Brusberg, Berlin and MC Magma, Milan, Italy. He has received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Midwest), The Pollock Krasner Art Foundation, DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities and participated in residencies at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada, the Sharpe/ Walentas Studio Program in Brooklyn, NY and the Golden Foundation, NY.  Tim Doud is currently a Professor at American University.  He is a co-founder of 'sindkit with Zoë Charlton and co-founder of STABLE with Linn Meyers and Caitlin Teal Price.

I have two bodies of work - one figurative, one abstract. The abstractions grew out of my figurative paintings. I am as interested in crafting a painting as I am in looking at the way that painting genres function. I work to set up different perimeters (rules, obstacles) for each series of paintings.
Like my figure-based work the abstractions are developed with an interest in referents.  I rely on poses or clothing in the figurative works - in the abstract works I cull abstract patterns, textures and shapes that signal or operate as signs. Referents come from a variety of sources – with different levels of recognition – and these are foregrounded, conflated and then expanded sometimes beyond recognition as they background the work.
Referents that act as the figure in the abstract paintings often reflect, obliquely, the shape of something that is commodified or valued.  A pattern or textile that passes as decorative or benign generally operates as the ground. 
I source referents from museums, vernacular architecture, collectable textiles and significant destinations.  
— Tim Doud