Vanessa Tomchik: Green Screen Series, Recent Paintings
July 11 – Aug. 10
Opening Reception: July 10; 6-9 pm
Greenscreen is a term for the filmmaking technique of using a green background for the purpose of replacing it with a different image. The series of drawings and paintings address the issues of looking and seeing, of being fed data and at the same time looking for the unusual connections made by the constant flow of visual information.
In this work, various types of photographs are mixed to distort, collect, complete, and abstract the final image. The fragmented arrangements of the black-and-white images are accented by the green planes that seem to fall across the canvas, heightening the sense of the work’s spatial ambiguity. The painting’s frontality and dominant uniform planes of geometric shape give these works a “cubist” interpretation of abstract structure, space, and color. All together the pieces merge to create whole pictures from fragmentations, while having the final product look relatively seamless.
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Project Room exhibitions are made possible by the John C. Graves Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward. The 07/08 visual arts season is sponsored by Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.