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  Jim Dingilian
February 17 - March 19, 2005
 

This show contains two types of non-traditional work, both of which use an erasure process in their creation. The first group is permanent marker drawings on salvaged school desktops, which depict peripheral or transitional exterior spaces such as the edges of parking lots and fields. The second group is altered found photographs, the surfaces of which have been reduced to intricate, abstract patterns and linear forms using a resistive coating and bleach solution. All the works are connected by their allusions to photography’s role in memory and sentimentality. They refer to the ability of photographs to capture supposedly factual indicators of elusive instants. This aspect is underscored by Dingilian’s use of found objects as his grounds, which have time-worn patinas and scars that suggest personal histories now lost or forgotten.
 
 
The Open Field, 2004
Permanent marker on school desktop
17 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches

The Nighttime Approach, 2005
Permanent marker on school desktop
17 3/8 x 23 3/4 inches

The Trans Am Afternoon, 2005
Permanent marker on school desktop
17 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches
 
Overpass (Velvet Twilight), 2005
Permanent marker on school desktop
17 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches

The Very Moment (Backdoor), 2005
Permanent marker on school desktop
17 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches

The Daylight Approach, 2004
Permanent marker on school desktop
17 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches
 
We Never Went Back, 2004
Permanent marker on school desktop
17 3/8 x 23 3/4 inches

Divide, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
9 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches

Silver Cup, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
7 x 9 3/8 inches
 
Unquiet Pool, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
6 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches

Veranda, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
6 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches

Miasmatic, 2005
Selectively bleached found photograph
9 15/16 x 7 7/8 inches
 
The Cloud, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches

The Barksdale Protocol, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
4 3/4 x 7 inches

Momentary Progress, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
6 13/16 x 4 3/4 inches
 
The Dinner Party, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
5 x 7 inches

Untitled, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
7 x 4 11/16 inches

The Dinner Party (Fragment), 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
5 X 7 inches
 
Roil, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
5 1/4 x 3 5/16 inches

The New Now, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
3 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches

Associative, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
4 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches
 
Hodge-Podge, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
3 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches

Untitled, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches

Furnace, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
4 x 2 3/4 inches
 
Untitled, 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
4 3/16 x 2 7/8 inches

Untitled (Traveler), 2004
Selectively bleached found photograph
2 11/16 x 2 11/16 inches
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