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  Jim Dingilian
September 4 - October 4, 2008
 

The exhibition features two distinct bodies of work: acrylic paintings and drawings created with candle smoke inside glass bottles. Both reflect Jim Dingilian's interest in photography, memory and the possibility of transcendent moments occurring in mundane or peripheral locations. For several years the artist has worked with images of suburban fringe areas such as the edges of parking lots, the backs of shopping centers, and patches of woods between housing developments. His attitude regarding such places is neither ironic nor condemning. Instead, the ubiquity of these locales and their ambiguity -- simultaneously everywhere and nowhere -- make them areas of great potential. They are a type of frontier or no-manís-land that is familiar yet typically overlooked. However, there can be moments when such places take on new meaning in a sudden, jarring way: the everyday becomes absolutely alien and at that instant these areas are mysteriously and dramatically transformed in the eyes of the observer.
 
 
Between Now and Then, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches

Arrival, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches

The True Path, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches
 
Similar Approach, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches

Impossible Solution, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches

Without Thought, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches
 
Lower Lot, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches

The Ravine Workaround, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches

The Faintest Sound, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches
 
Deliberate Wait, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches

Untitled, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
6 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches

Night Idle, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
8 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 1 3/8 inches
 
Passage, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
7 7/8 x 3 5/8 x 1 1/2 inches

Second Arrangement, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
7 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches

Near the Open Field, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
8 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches diameter
 
Tributary, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
11 1/2 x 3 inches diameter

Marsh Basin, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
10 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches

Deep Down, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
10 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches
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