Empty Canvas


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by Francine Koslow Miller

The ‘Empty Canvas’ project thinks the interrelationships among digital image-making, printmaking, and painting.  Each work starts with one if the thousands of digital images I had ‘collected’ in the most unartful way, as snapshots I take all the time—of loved ones, memorable places and artwork, and web screenshots.  After getting digitally processed into its constituent pixels,  each image is then rebuilt as a color separation pattern that also functions as a Minimalist abstraction. The final image is then printed on canvas, at contemporary painting scale, on a commercial solvent inkjet printer, to be stretched on a standard panel typically used for painting. I think of them as printed photographs that function as paintings, and that blur the distinctions between high art and low image-making, as medium, form, and subject.

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