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Mathews photographer is Artist of Month

Phil Dunn is the February Artist of the Month at the Bay School’s Art Speaks Gallery.

Although Chicago born and raised, Dunn considers himself a southern artist. After a three-decade career as chair and Scudder Professor of Art at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, Dunn and his wife Joan moved to Mathews, where he resumed creating fine art and commercial photographic images.

Dunn’s landscapes and digital photomontages have been exhibited in numerous group and one-person shows, and he has completed major commissions for such entities as the University of South Carolina, the USC Technology Incubator, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Wingate Inns.

Primarily a landscape photographer, much of Dunn’s fine art photography involves using the landscape as a motif (a repeated element) in constructing photomontages that challenge the viewer to deconstruct the image to find the “nugget of reality” that forms the basis for the artwork. Dunn also continues to create traditional landsc...

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