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Holland Drawings

In 2006, Ingram travelled to Holland to visit his wife's extended family. Armed with numerous sketches and photographs from the trip, Ingram returned to his Atlanta studio and began to remove elements such as shipping containers, boats, doors even buildings from their surroundings to explore how they held up as shape and color. The logical and systematic nature of Dutch design and architecture lent itself particularly well to the process, which in their abstracted form reflect rectangular lines and repetitive areas of color similar to the De Stijl artists that hailed from the region like Piet Mondrain or Theo van Doesburg as well as later practitioners such as Ellsworth Kelly and Donald Judd. Installed as a group, Ingram pairs his drawings of boats with those of container ships and the trucks near warehouse doors, in effect creating a map that reflects the vibrant pulse of the country.

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