Dishman to host ‘Eliot Dudik: Broken Land/Still Lives’

"The Battle of Aiken, South Carolina" by Eliot Dudik

“The Battle of Aiken, South Carolina” by Eliot Dudik

The Dishman Art Museum will host the exhibition “Eliot Dudik: Broken Land | Still Lives,” through Nov. 6.

A reception will be held 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 16.

This exhibition of large-scale photographs by Eliot Dudik includes prints from two recent series, “Broken Land” and “Still Lives.”

In “Broken Land,” Dudik photographs American Civil War battlefields, depicting them as contemporary landscapes in order to explore the similarities in cultural and political conflict between now and the time period that led up to the war. Smithsonian Magazine dubbed the highly detailed large color images a “photographic requiem for America’s Civil War battlefields.”

He will also share work from his “Still Lives” series, portraits of Civil War re-enactors at the culmination of their performance.

Dudik is a visiting assistant professor of photography at the College of William & Mary. His work was recently featured on CNN and has been exhibited around the country. He was the recipient of the 2014 PhotoNOLA Prize and was selected for the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward 2015 Festival.

The Dishman Art Museumis located at 1030 E. Lavaca on ther Lamar University campus in Beaumont. The museum  is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

For more information, call 409-880-8959 or visit lamar.edu/dishman.

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