drawing, installation, engram, American Sign Language, memory eidetics, fovea
The title of the exhibition, ENGRAMS, refers to traces of neural synapses considered evidence of memory formation. The titles and gestures of each of the three inked fingerprint drawing installations represents an American Sign Language concept for a state of memory: Eidetic (visual memory), Fovea (to memorize), Dementia, (to forget). Mylar, lights, ink, and steel, 16 feet x14 feet.
Mallon, Darci. Engrams; A Legible Hand: Recent Work by Darci Mallon. Kitty Scott, curator. Edmonton, AB: Edmonton Art Gallery, 1995. Brochure essay by David Garneau, freelance curator, brochure essay by Helen Marzolf, curator.
Exhibitions: 1998 Dementia, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan 1996 ENGRAMS, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta 1995 ENGRAMS, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
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