Recurring Dreams - John Dilg

9 - 30 July 2020 Online Exhibition

Taymour Grahne is pleased to present Recurring Dreams, an online solo exhibition of new drawings by Iowa-City based artist John Dilg (b. 1945), launching virtually on July 9, 2020.


Recurring Dreams continues Dilg’s exploration of what remains of our increasingly diminished natural landscape. The identity that the human species shares with the natural environmenthas become problematic and tenuous as the land itself slips further away. The politics of our daily existence is examined ever more deeply while our larger existence as creatures in this time and in this place becomes less certain. Meanwhile, hope persists in the mysteries of the natural world even as that disappears. 


John Dilg received a B.F.A. in Painting and Filmmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. Dilg’s works are in the collections of several institutions, including the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; the Figge Museum of Art, Davenport, IA; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, among others. Reviews include Art in America, The New York Times, The New Art Examiner, The Boston Globe, and Hyperallergic. John has held institutional solo shows at the Sheldon Museum of Art in 1983 and the Figge Museum of Art in 2019.