Many Days Many Nights
September 13 - October 26
Saturday, September 28, 2019 6 - 11pm
w/ Artist Talk @ 8pm!
Many Days Many Nights is a body of photographic work that interrogates the concept of place, questioning how identity is both defined, modified, and attributed to a specific locale. It measures the influence of lived-experience, of memory, and of the embodied relationships that form when a place is new, yet familiar. Through the experience of fleeing the wreckage of Dillow's past and starting over in South Florida, he measures the impact that psychological states of mind have on the perspective and the experience of geographical location.
The title of Many Days Many Nights is reflective of a prolonged period of time, as the photographs are the end result of repetitiously traversing the same locations, paying careful attention to what has changed—and more importantly, what has stayed exactly the same. The work utilizes a hybrid documentary practice that adopts ideals from the tradition of street photography and is structured by narratives of searching and longing within a post-paradise. The total work is underpinned by a phenomenological inquiry into the relationship between memory, time, and the experience of place—and collectively, how these concepts pervade the photographic frame.
MICHAEL DILLOW (b.1988) is a South Florida based artist and art educator. He earned a BA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University (2010) and an MFA in Studio Art from Florida Atlantic University (2019). Dillow’s photographic work examines the concept of place, questioning how identities are formed, modified, and attributed to specific locales. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in the In the In-Between’s group exhibition titled, Another Day in Paradise, juried by Gregory Eddi Jones and Anastasia Samoylova. Dillow was also a finalist in the 2019 Kodak Film Award. Currently, he is a photography instructor in Florida Atlantic University’s Photography Department.
September 28 - December 10
Presented by Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale at The FATVillage Projects…
An exhibition celebrating the collaborative nature of fine art printmaking.
Preview + Curator Conversation @ FAR Gallery: Sept. 26th, 6-8pm
FATVillage Artwalks: Sept. 28th, Oct. 26th & Nov. 30th, 6-10pm
Jeannette Stargala + You
Amber Tutwiler + Sammi McLean
Christian Feneck + Melissa Vargas
Kimberly Heise + Ingrid Barreneche
Ashley Ortiz-Diaz + Christina Humphreys
Martin Mazorra + John Hancock + Raeleen Kao
Andrea Huffman + Deborah Gregg + Janet Gold
Jill Lavetsky + Shawna Moulton + Ingrid Sanchez
Yeisy Rodriguez + Michael Rothenberg + Kacee Reguera
November - December, 2019
A paper-focused portfolio
Anna Benjamin, Jazmine Catasus, Nicole Donnelly, Sue Carrie Drummond, Tatiana Ginsberg, Lisa Haque, Karen Hardy, Kyle Holland, Lucy Holtsnieder, Hong Hong, Amy Jacobs, Jeanne Jaffe, Sarah Rose Lejeune, Cara Lynch, Akemi Martin, Saul Melman, Ingrid Schindall, Beth Sheehan, Sarika Sugla and Anna Tararova