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Staniar Gallery Has New Exhibit of Photographs by Eliot Dudik

— by on October 5th, 2015

Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery is pleased to present “Broken Land/Still Lives,” an exhibit of photographs by Eliot Dudik. The show will be on view Oct. 9–Nov. 4.

Dudik will give an artist’s talk on Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall, followed by a reception. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

This exhibition of large-scale photographs by eastern Virginia-based artist Dudik includes prints from two recent series: “Broken Land” and “Still Lives.” In “Broken Land,” Dudik photographs Civil War battlefields, depicting them as contemporary landscapes in order to explore the similarities in cultural and political conflict between now and the period prior to the Civil War. He will also be sharing work from his “Still Lives” series, portraits of Civil War reenactors at the culmination of their performance.

Dudik is a visiting assistant professor of photography at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. His work has been 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.

Staniar Gallery is located on the second floor of Wilson Hall in Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, please call (540) 458-8861.

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