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  • David Dunlap

    Mills College Art Museum

    Though a number of artists have specialized in making artwork that draws from the constant inner monologue of consciousness, for David Dunlap this process has become the core of a practice based on the paradoxical precept that the more we pay attention to our thoughts, emotions, and perceptions, “the more we don’t know.” This entrancing, equivocal ·world view was apparent in every detail of This is Always Finished, 1995, a complicated, encyclopedic image-text installation that sprawled through the gallery with a kind of faux-naive charm. The main elements were furnished by Dunlap’s journals—pocket-sized

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