MHCC’s Fireplace Gallery to Feature Photos by Keith Dillon

Posted: April 25, 2014

The Fireplace Gallery at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) welcomes a show by digital artist and photographer Keith Dillon, May 2 – 29.

He describes his exhibit, “Dreams, Visions and Illusions,” as “super surreal, very graphic, with complex composition and heavy use of perspective.”

Of the pieces in his exhibit, “Some make a statement, others tell a story and some are just for fun.” He shoots objects with a digital camera, then cuts and pastes the images onto a background. He sometimes uses filters or paint to create an effect, in a process called compositing.


“We have been told all our lives that a photograph shows us a real thing,” Dillon says. By using compositing, however, his art looks like a photograph, yet something is out of sync. The technique draws the viewer in, and the story develops.

Gallery Hours
The Fireplace Gallery is located in the Student Union on MHCC’s Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m., - 7 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Parking on all campuses is free, no permit required.

About the Artist
A Portland, Ore., resident, Dillon has worked in advertising, photojournalism and corporate photography. His advertising work has been published in Interview, Town & Country and many other magazines. His personal works have been exhibited in the Atlantic City Art Museum, and in the permanent collection of the Noyes Museum of Art. His works have been shown at several Portland-area galleries, including the Geezer Gallery and the Foxfinder.

Disability Services
Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or Please contact the office at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.

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