Untitled; Acrylic, ink, graphite, paper, panel; 42” x 36"
Alfred Station, NY
I make images that suggest tectonic and atmospheric events, turbulence, eruptions and upheavals: parallels to events we are surprised to witness in our physical world. In reaction to fleetingness and uncertainty, we seek constants, definition and control. With a similar impulse, I use simple depictive techniques (linear and planar geometry; measuring and marking; tracing; laser-cutting) to examine dissolutions and distortions of form in my work. This is a layered process that at first embraces fluidity, chance and responsivity; and then shifts to an analytic, editorial mode. In this way I seek to make images that are only just resolved, and that retain tensions between these disparate layers and elements.
I’m deeply interested in pushing a material toward its limits, toward revealing its unanticipated and unique qualities. I remain compelled by painting and drawing because they exist at an intersection between intellectual pursuit and physical endeavor. It isn’t just a matter of planning and executing, but a process of recognizing and allowing for the strengths and faults of an imprecise set of materials and movements.
About the Artist
Dale Inglett lives and works in Alfred, NY. His works in painting, drawing and video have been exhibited at venues including The Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester NY and The Georgia Museum of Art; and his drawings were published in Manifest Gallery's International Drawing Annual 8. He is the recipient of an Electronic Media Finishing Funds Grant from NYSCA and Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, as well as a Strategic Opportunity Stipend from NYFA.