(referring to De Ateliers) at the Gemeentemuseum. It is not
clear if the whole show is one installation or a combination
of a series of paintings and a series of sculptures.
The sculptures look like three-dimensional paintings in combination with some objets-trouvés.
As such they are not really that impressive or surprising,
they might be more interesting if shown either more autonomously or
as effective parts of an installation. Now they are neither.
The paintings are technically quite good and as a series they
work well, though i think, with his obvious talents, Dordoy
could have dug much deeper than this. It’s clear Dordoy thought
his paintings needed quite some space, which is right. But
in that case his sculptures are stand-in-the-ways, or the paintings are
just part of the backdrop for the sculptures. With some
benevolence you could say the sculptures are the props in a
play where the viewers are the actors. That sounds nice
but it would obscure the fact that the show doesn’t work
like that when you are walking around there. Try harder
next time, Mr. Dordoy! I’m sure you can do better!