|Unique Photography Exhibit by Artist/Filmmaker Brian Dilg Runs Through January at Marmara-Manhattan Gallery|
"Elegies," an exhibition of photographs by artist and filmmaker Brian Dilg, debuts Friday, October 1 at Marmara-Manhattan Gallery in New York City, with an opening preview reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will run through January 2005. Located in the lobby of The Marmara-Manhattan, the Marmara-Manhattan Gallery space has become a forum for both established and up-and-coming artists from the local and international art scenes.
"Elegies" charts the search for the mythical landscape of home in cinematic still frames. The familiar faces of suburban neighborhoods, the uneasy threshold between nature and urban sprawl, and the silhouettes of passing strangers are transformed into archetypes of the human condition, glimpsed in the eerie half-light of street lamps, neon signs, car headlights, and moonlight. Even daylight is halting and uncertain, obscuring more than it reveals.
"What's emerged is an unconscious quest for a place not marked on any map: one that could comfortably be called home," stated Dilg. "Life rafts, bridges, crossings, ferries, jetties stretching into the ocean or towards an obscured view of someplace promising, and backward glances of places left behind chart the perils of being changed by adventure beyond recognition."
Curator Zishan Ugurlu stated: "Brian Dilg creates dream-like scenes that reveal the richness of his visual moments and allow us to share with him serenity and silence in a very loud and chaotic world. His seductive images are a meditative experience for the viewer, akin to elegiac poetry or music."
Exhibit and Gallery Information
For information regarding the Elegies Exhibit or Brian Dilg, including pre-sales opportunities, visit http://www.briandilg.com/elegies/. Marmara-Manhattan Gallery is located at 301 E. 94th Street in New York, 212.427.3100, or www.marmara-manhattan.com/gallery/. The Marmara-Manhattan provides free public access to the gallery, open every day between 11am - 7pm.
About Brian Dilg
Brian Dilg studied photography, drawing and printmaking at the School of Visual Arts in New York, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Boston and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. In addition, he has studied cinematography, screenwriting and directing at the Boston Film/Video Foundation, the International Film and Television Workshops and through New York University. He studied classical and contemporary music for over 25 years, matriculating from Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has been making photographs since his father and grandfather introduced him to photography as a child. He has worked as a cinematographer, editor, director and writer on innumerable feature and short films. He currently makes fiction films as well as creating film sequences for the theater, works on occasional commercial photography assignments, and teaches photography and digital imaging.