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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Photo Painting

It's obvious. Isca Greenfield-Sanders paints from photographs. And the artist celebrates that fact. The press release from Greenfield-Sanders's show at Goff + Rosenthal gallery describes in detail how she produces her paintings. Like The Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players, Greenfield-Sanders finds her source material from flea markets and eBay. She scans old photos into her computer, manipulates them, enlarges and prints them, and then paints over those images. Is this painting? These pool images do trigger those of David Hockney's. But there is something unartful about these; somehow the step of "interpretation" got skipped. I liked the artist's azure and deep forest colors, but the paintings overall left me half-satisfied. (Images via Goff + Rosenthal Gallery)