Franco Defrancesca: Re-Evolver
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
Op Art finds a new incarnation in Franco DeFrancesca’s mixed-media works. Employing digitally composed pigment prints on panel, the Toronto-based artist renegotiates the relationship between photography and painting. The result is a series of vibrant, pulsing, highly coloured abstractions, which he regards as “picture objects.” His perceptually engaging and confounding images are mounted on circular, rectangular and teardrop-shaped grounds of layered plywood, then finished with clear resin.