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  Jim Dingilian
April 24 - May 31, 2003
 

Jim Dingilian's delicate drawings are made on found silver-plated trays which the artist coats with candle smoke. Images are produced on the coated faces of the trays through a subtractive process, using various implements to gently remove the soot. The resulting subtle representations shimmer in and out of sight as the observer moves around the work, much like the experience of viewing a daguerreotype. The finished pieces are not fixed but exist in a fragile state. The slightest touch will smear the image and over time, tarnish will progressively obscure the surface. For the artist, the cumulative effect refers to the fleeting and elusive qualities of memory and the ability of photography to disrupt the process of recollection.
 
 
A Fine Mess, 2002
Smoke on silverplated tray
4 1/4 X 5 3/4 inches

Grove and Stack, 2003
Smoke on silverplated tray
5 1/2 X 7 1/2 inches

Trellis, 2003
Smoke on silverplated tray
5 1/8 X 7 5/8 inches
 
Untitled, 2003
Smoke on silverplated tray
5 3/4 X 7 inches

Untitled, 2003
Smoke on silverplated tray
8 1/2 inches diameter

Untitled, 2003
Smoke on silverplated tray
6 1/2 X 9 inches
 
Luminous Form, 2003
Smoke on silverplated tray
5 1/2 X 10 inches

Pacific Highboy, 2003
Smoke on silverplated tray
4 1/2 X 10 1/4 inches

Alpine Highboy, 2003
Smoke on silverplated tray
5 1/2 inches diameter
 
Untitled, 2003
Smoke on sterling silver tray
5 1/2 inches diameter

Backward Glance, 2003
Smoke on sterling silver tray
6 inches diameter

Deep Meadow Stack, 2003
Smoke on sterling silver tray
6 inches diameter
 
Impossible Stack, 2003
Smoke on silverplated tray
6 1/4 inches diameter

Recessional, 2003
Smoke on silverplated tray
5 3/4 X 9 1/8 inches

Small Island Stack, 2003
Smoke on silverplated tray
9 1/4 X 14 inches
 
Silhouetted Stack, 2003
Smoke on silverplated tray
11 X 16 1/8 inches
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