From April 01, 2023 to April 30, 2023
As a child, I had an unbearable fear of the dark. So terrified was I of imagined creatures hiding under my bed, or lurking within the dark recesses of the closet, that I frequently slept with the lights on. The irony is not lost on me that I now find myself inextricably drawn to late night explorations of pitch-dark alleys and fog shrouded streets of anonymous cities, my anxieties held in check by an obsessive inquisitiveness. This curiosity is rooted in a need to discover what lies just beneath the surface, unseen. Inspired by the visual esthetic of Film Noir, this body of work explores isolated fragments of subjects once there but now gone, as a means of shining a light on what is hidden, if only for an instant.
Curator: Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
Daniel Sackheim is an Emmy award winning Producer-Director, Writer, and Photographer.
His career in film and television spans over 30 years, resulting in a highly regarded body of work including
some of television's most critically acclaimed series, and includes such titles as True Detective, Game of
Thrones, The Americans, The Leftovers, and Jack Ryan, to name a few. After completing work on the 2019
HBO series, Lovecraft Country, Dan co-founded Bedrock Entertainment which develops and produces
premium content for streaming and cable platforms.
Dan's Photography, is best known for its Black & White noirish visions of contemporary urban life. His current project, Unseen, takes much of its inspiration from the cinematic language of Film Noir and Filmmaker Alan J. Pakula's, thriller trilogy: Klute, The Parallax View and All the President's Men. Other influences include the renowned realest painter, Edward Hopper, whose paintings have been variously described as representations of loneliness, alienation melancholy, or solitude