Luise Ross Gallery Hosts JOHN DILG Primitive Pets
John Dilg's new paintings continue his investigation into the individual's idiosyncratic responses to the contemporary landscape. In his words, this (contemporary) "landscape is a place where the romantic and the neo-gothic are allies of the virtual and where humor and the sinister coexist."
Dilg's paintings have a formal economy that is at once reductive and expansive. They are based in an iconic language of personal markers and emblems. He also strives to represent a sense of the quiet of time passing; for many viewers the images are reminders of something seen before or elsewhere under different terms or conditions.
John Dilg received a BFA in Painting and Filmmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to India, a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, and three Residency Fellowships at the Yaddo Foundation. This is his fourth show at the gallery.
Title: John Dilg: Primitive Pets
Dates: 23 April - 4 June 2011
Reception: Saturday 23 April 3 - 5 pm
Subways: C, E to 23rd Street
Gallery located on 25th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.