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"Deanna Sirlin: Retracings"
1999-09-04 until 1999-11-07
High Museum of Art
USA United States of America
Deanna Sirlin: Retracings is an installation using the
latest in photographic and digital technology to transform
the High Museum of Art into a monument to light and
color. Three new paintings by Atlanta artist Deanna Sirlin
were digitally scanned into a computer, enlarged to 50 times
their original size, and printed by laser onto transparent film. The resulting transparent images, numbering almost 170,
have been mounted on the fašade windows of the High's Richard Meier building, creating a dynamic stained glass effect.
By day, light filtering through the transparencies dapples the High's white interior with exuberant colors. By night, the
High's interior lights set the Museum aglow.
The digital technology I'm using reveals colors and
qualities in my brushstrokes not visible to the naked eye.
When a one-inch brushstroke becomes a four-foot image,
you can see a whole host of distinct colors and textures
that our eyes normally blend together. - Deanna Sirlin
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Sirlin now makes her home just north of Atlanta in Alpharetta, GA and is an
instructor at the Atlanta College of Art.
Deanna Sirlin: Retracings is organized by the High Museum of Art. In-kind support has been provided by
Colorchrome Atlanta, Inc. and Ilford.
To learn more about Deanna and see a virtual tour of other recent paintings, check out Into the Blue, a recently
published book and interactive CD-ROM.