JOHN DILG: PAINTINGS
mild climate / 507C Hagan St. November 4, 2017 - December 16, 2017
mild climate presents John Dilg: Paintings
"My paintings are incidental images, essential in the history of a life, formed within a pictographic language. In concert with the titles, these images both recollect and recompose important memories that, though personal in premise, could be applicable to anyone. My paintings strive to identify archetypes that represent, among other things, our resignation to the mystery of undiscovered sources and propose that, since nature has been misplaced, the "natural" is always unnatural."
- John Dilg
John Dilg received a B.F.A. 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. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Taymour Grahne Gallery, NY, 2016; Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY, (2-P), 2014; Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, 2013-14; Regina Rex, Queens, NY, (2-P), 2013, Luise Ross Gallery, NY, 2000-2011; Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, 2004 and 2008; and Rhodes College, Memphis, 2012. Group exhibitions include Spring Break, NY, 2017; Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY, 2016; Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, 2015; Planthouse, NY, 2013; Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NY, 2012; Lesley Heller Workspace, NY, 2011; Edward Thorp Gallery, NY, 2010; and Wake Forest University, 2007.
Dilg lives and works in Iowa and has been a visiting artist at more than 40 institutions, including Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Sarah Lawrence College, The University of Chicago and Stanford University. His work is in the collections of the Arkansas Art Center, the Figge Museum of Art, Illinois State University, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and several other public institutions. Reviews include Art in America, New York Times, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, Boston Globe, and New Art Examiner.