Guttenberg Arts Gallery presents Long Story Short

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Guttenberg Arts Gallery presents Long Story Short, an exhibition of work by Dahlia Elsayed, on view from July 8 to August 8th at the Guttenberg Arts Gallery with an opening reception on Thursday July 8, 7 – 9 p.m.

Guttenberg Arts Gallery is open by appointment only Tuesday – Saturday, 10a.m. – 4 p.m. and virtually on their website. Patrons can schedule their visit or view the virtual gallery by going to www.guttenbergarts.org/exhibitions.

The exhibition consists of a recent series of ceramic sculpture dioramas by Dahlia Elsayed. She explains, β€œThe small-scale sculptures conjure figures or architectural shapes and are arranged together within colorful graphic backgrounds, suggesting dreamy and strange landscapes.”

Dahlia Elsayed is an artist and writer who makes text and image based work that synthesizes an internal and external experience of place, connecting the ephemeral to the concrete. She writes short fictions for created landscapes that take the form of narrative paintings, print and installation.

Her work has been exhibited at galleries and institutions throughout the United States and internationally, including the 12th Cairo Biennale, Robert Miller Gallery, BravinLee Programs, The New Jersey State Museum and Aljira Center for Contemporary Art. Her work is in the public collections of the Newark Museum, the Zimmerli Museum, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, the US Department of State, amongst others. Dahlia has received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, Visual Studies Workshop, the MacDowell Colony, Women’s Studio Workshop, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the NJ State Council on the Arts.

She received her MFA from Columbia University, and lives and works in New Jersey. Ms. Elsayed is Professor of Humanities at CUNY LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, NY.

Schedule your visit by going to www.guttenbergarts.org/exhibitions. For more information please contact matt@guttenbergarts.org or 201-868-8585. To view more work by Dahlia Elsayed, please visit https://dahliaelsayed.com/.

Guttenberg Art Gallery is free and open to the public by appointment only. Guttenberg Arts programming is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas a. Degise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.