Dianne Reilly

Once

Once
2020
Steel, copper, enamel and found objects

Once

Once (Detail)
2020
Steel, copper, enamel and found objects

Once

Once (Detail)
2020
Steel, copper, enamel and found objects

Latent

Latent
2013
Silver, copper, pearls, intestine

End

End
Silver, copper., brass, enamel and gold

Dianne Reilly

The objects that I make relate to the process of seeing.  The seeing that I am interested in relates to examination and understanding.  We see our environment every day yet rarely understand it in a moment of silent concentration.  I am interested in that moment when we pause to really look at something and try to understand it, connect to it in some way.  We dissect the whole and try to connect the parts to something or someone that we know. I create references to the triggers and the mechanisms of this process of examination and awareness.

My visual language is comprised of shapes, textures and colors that reference the interior of the human body.  This visceral imagery reflects that which is inside each of us that we do not understand.  I see this quality of the visceral as being inherent in the emotional as well as the physical.  By using these elements, certain sensory responses are evoked from the viewer, which correspond with the emotional content of the work.  In my work, I hope to bring the viewer into those interior spaces of the body and the psyche.

My most recent work is an exploration of time and memory. It is a look at the internal and external landscape of the body and the systems that make us who we are.  These systems are comprised of connections that are fractal in nature that are continuously shifting, changing and moving.  When this complex system breaks down, many connections are lost, redirected and reorganized.  Time is understood in a way that disregards the present and reinvents the past.  Shifting in and out of awareness of the moment.  Fluctuating between the concrete and the tenuous until permanently falling away.

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Dianne Reilly