Dematerialization

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Dematerialization

The process by which stocks and other securities cease to be represented by a physical certificate and become electronically recorded. Dematerialization has gradually become more common as computers have become more sophisticated and exchanges increasingly decide to close their trading floors.
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This insistence on fleshy tactility may seem to distance and shelter Prieto's art from the dematerializing effects of computer technology, and yet the role of the computer is more primary in her paintings than in either Appel's or Calame's.
The wall changes from opaque to translucent, from textured to smooth, from grey to blue-green, dematerializing as it rises to heaven.
This seems confirmed by the fact that in many of the paintings the cross dissolves into the halo that surrounds it, dematerializing into a kind of afterimage.