Dusk's Gallery
124 Storms Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Telephone: 201-451-4404
Email: dusksgallery@aol.com

For Immediate Release


Mark Dagley - Sculpture
Bill Schwarz - Photographs

February 1st through March 2nd, 2002

Dusk's Gallery presents the work of Jersey City artists Mark Dagley and Bill Schwarz. In this exhibition, both artists address issues of non-function and altered physicality in objects, images, and memory.

Mark Dagley's recent sculptures are hybrid objects informed by furniture design and molecular models. Dagley has created home-furnishings--chairs, tables, plant stands--that are drained of most true function. Like science projects gone awry, these objects emit a contaminated haze of meaning and humor. They are bizarre structural fictions for a non-lifestyle, bomb-shelter decor for the nuclear family that has it all, except maybe something to look at.

Bill Schwarz's found photographs offer observational experiences that need no direct artistic mediation. Schwarz acquires images from a variety of sources, including the internet, or in this case, curbside refuse. This recent body of work consists of what appear to be legal documents, evidence from a liablity suit. The subject of these photographs, taken from a variety of angles and depths of field, is a residential or storefront stoop that has fallen into disrepair, causing, perhaps, a misstep, an injury. These images reflect upon the investigation of the familiar. Accompanying them are two photographs of Hungarian Airlines 767s, advertisements for the artist's former employer, an international import/export firm, once located in World Trade Center, Tower One.

For more information, please contact Charles Cano, Gallery Director.

- bill 1-21-2002 8:09 pm

now with link to pics !

- bill 1-22-2002 1:00 pm [add a comment]

Is there an opening? Whine & cheese? What's the Jersey way?
- alex 1-22-2002 9:36 pm [add a comment]

  • If you can find cheezier art than this let me know about it and I'll bring the wine / friday deep in the hart of jersey city, all invited, few will show, all are welcome. I'll post the path directions but I'll drive anyone over from grove st who's willing to make plans

    - bill 1-23-2002 2:00 am [add a comment]

    • Ok this is me chatting up this show. The opening will be this friday ( not yat, fat no, yaf ). I hope anyone feeling intrepid will come by for some fun. 7-10 or so withfree food, beer ball etc. Starting around 9 a special reading by laurie bortz (5 pages of text from a cheezy sci-fi paperback about cryonic feminists - more details on request ) also a proformance by Marianne Nowottney on chinese harp jamming with Mark Dagley on Guitar. Dusk's Gallery reminded mark and I of the old East Village days and we are very excited to be showing. My last show was at Gibson in 1996 and I would appreciate any and every one coming out and making an evening of it. Again anyone running early can come by my house first (alex?) and I'll run you over (ouch!). Otherwise take the path train one stop past Grove street (my stop) and get out at journal square. Its a half mile walk south down Bergen Ave. one block past montgomery street and left on to Storms 3-4 doors down. Or, It's also a $4.00 cab ride from journal square. Stay for the show and If you want we can go to the Egyption reastruant (byob) w/ the hooka pipes on the way back home. I think Tom is taking off work to come by so that's one. Please anyone else contemplating going, your attendence is greatly appreciated.

      - bill 1-30-2002 3:12 am [add a comment]

      • i'm a-comin'. bringing a friend and maybe another...see you at dusk.
        - linda 1-30-2002 6:08 pm [add a comment]

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