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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.
 
  Jim Dingilian, Between Now and Then
Between Now and Then, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches
Jim Dingilian, Arrival
Arrival, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches
Jim Dingilian, The True Path
The True Path, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches
  Jim Dingilian, Similar Approach
Similar Approach, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches
Jim Dingilian, Impossible Solution
Impossible Solution, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches
Jim Dingilian, Without Thought
Without Thought, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches
  Jim Dingilian, Lower Lot
Lower Lot, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches
Jim Dingilian, The Ravine Workaround
The Ravine Workaround, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches
Jim Dingilian, The Faintest Sound
The Faintest Sound, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches
  Jim Dingilian, Deliberate Wait
Deliberate Wait, 2008
Acrylic on paper mounted on panel
20 x 24 inches
Jim Dingilian, Untitled
Untitled, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
6 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches
Jim Dingilian, Night Idle
Night Idle, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
8 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 1 3/8 inches
  Jim Dingilian, Passage
Passage, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
7 7/8 x 3 5/8 x 1 1/2 inches
Jim Dingilian, Second Arrangement
Second Arrangement, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
7 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches
Jim Dingilian, Near the Open Field
Near the Open Field, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
8 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches diameter
  Jim Dingilian, Tributary
Tributary, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
11 1/2 x 3 inches diameter
Jim Dingilian, Marsh Basin
Marsh Basin, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
10 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches
Jim Dingilian, Deep Down
Deep Down, 2008
Smoke inside empty glass bottle
10 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches
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