The Fritz Gallery is pleased to present IN SIGHT, an exhibition featuring Michael Dillow and Jason LeVan. Dillow and LeVan both share a preoccupation with modes of perception. Through a phenomenological inquiry into objects, space and place, the artists’ in this exhibition exploit our perception of the ordinary. Dillow uses analog photography to intervene with landscape and community, invoking anxiety, longing, and displacement. LeVan uses sculpture to challenge how we interact with and around utilitarian objects, creating physical incongruity with otherwise banal objects. With the intention to interrogate the conventional function of what is around us, the work invokes a tangible ambiguity, forcing us to reconcile our site of perception.
IN SIGHT will open on Saturday, June 16, from 6pm-9pm. The Fritz Gallery is located upstairs at 1608 S. Dixie Hwy in West Palm Beach.
MICHAEL DILLOW (b. 1988) is a photographer born from Philadelphia, PA. He earned his BA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University (2010) and is currently a pursuing an MFA in Visual Arts at Florida Atlantic University (2019). Dillow’s work examines the transient landscape of South Florida. Through a survey of surrounding facades, his photographic work aims to develop a conversation about humanity’s complex relationship to place, to community, and to the spaces we occupy. In these sites, the landscape serves as a vehicle for expressing concepts of displacement, longing, and shifting identities. Most recently his work was exhibited at the Center for Fine Art Photography, in group exhibition titled, Photography as Response, and was interviewed as a featured artist in Fisheye Magazine, a photography publication based in Paris, France.
JASON LEVAN (b. 1984) a visual artist and sculptor originally from Philadelphia, PA. He earned his BFA in Studio Arts from West Chester University of Pennsylvania (2010) and is currently a pursuing an MFA in Visual Arts at Florida Atlantic University (2020). LeVan’s work questions the non-tangible, meta-qualities of materials related to the perceived functionality that his objects encompass. Left open to interpretation, his work remains intentionally ambiguous. Working in the tradition of bricolage, his studio practice merges the rigors of conceptual art with techniques of high-craft. Most recently, LeVan was a recipient of the Rothenberger Scholarship and was nominated for the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.