David DeMelim

David DeMelim, photograph by Scott Lapham.

David DeMelim, photograph by Scott Lapham.

David DeMelim pursues parallel explorations in printmaking and photography. He earned a BFA from the University of Rhode Island, studying with Bart Parker and Chris Cordes, and has been involved in advancing computer driven printing technology. With a focus on the built landscape and its human connections, DeMelim considers form, weight and proximity in his compositions. He is not interested in capturing a “Kodak moment, but rather a syncopated succession of moments that combine to recall or define an event.” Much of his work explores an image’s ability to fix a memory through the use of multiple layers and paired images. The dynamic energy of Providence’s cityscape has produced an ongoing body of work, as has a recent Cuba trip. DeMelim has exhibited his work at institutions all over Rhode Island and is represented in the collections of Sheldon Whitehouse’s Senate Office and Rhode Island College, among others.

Source: NetWorks 2015 – 2016 Catalogue

2001 Plus Ten, 2014 Archival inkjet on Fabriano paper, 22 x 29 in.

2001 Plus Ten, 2014
Archival inkjet on Fabriano paper, 22 x 29 in.


Video by: Richard Goulis
Music by: Tim Coutis
Apollo 11 Landing footage processed by:
Gone to Plaid, Kipp Teague
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.

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