History has become subject to re -interpretation, through endless investigation, alteration, splicing and editing. Consequently, various distortions and interferences of information occur. By displacing these images from the past, into the present, my intention is to accentuate these changes; reconstructing various historical works where some information has been duplicated, altered or is missing altogether.
I felt it was appropriate to use an "old" process, such as painting, to speak about "new" processes or technology such as digital imaging, scans and photocopies. I refer to previously existing paintings, but ones done prior to the introduction of the film camera or high speed printing processes. Re-translating these images into the present was a way for me to pay homage to painting and its traditions, and encapsulate how technology shapes our perceptions and understanding.
I work with the idea that neither the past nor the present exists without
the interference of the other.
David Crismon, 2006
Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207