John Dilg - Blue Smoke

November 20 – January 2
Artists’ Reception: Friday, November 20, 5 – 7:30pm
John Dilg concentrates on the trope of “landscape” for his visually clarified, multi-layered paintings. The essence of his subjects is captured by outlines from the colors below, evoking a sense of archaeology and meaningful message. A professor of painting at the University of Iowa, Dilg has served as Visiting Artist at nearly 50 institutions. Among many other awards, he received a Fulbright Grant to India and a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. In December, 2014, The Huffington Post called him “One of 15 Artists to Watch.” This is Dilg’s first solo show at Tory Folliard Gallery.

In the artist’s own words:
“My ‘landscape’ is representative of a moment of perception that remains somehow indelible. It is not The American Landscape that was expressive of a transcendental beauty that, I believe, no longer exists.”