Newzones, Franco DeFrancesca, April 16 to May 7, 2011

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Newzones presents the solo exhibition “Furniture Music” by Franco DeFrancesca. DeFrancesca’s artwork explores digital media as a mode of abstract image production in the creation of an art object. Digital imaging is used as a means to navigate the territory between photography and painting, mixing references of photography, painting and display technology. These digital/mixed media works represent reflections on contemporary visual culture charmed by minimalism and modernism, technology and futurism.

Visualizing ephemeral and elusive environments that allude to a non-delineated, but deep pictorial space, these works recall the colour-field and the elemental geometry of mid to late twentieth century post painterly abstraction, minimalism and op-art.

As a multidisciplinary artist since 2004, DeFrancesca has been exhibiting art and art projects ranging from sculpture/installation, photography, digital art, and sound art exploring narratives and representations that materialize notions of media, technology, art history, and pop culture. DeFrancesca graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design in 1990. His work has exhibited in Canada and the United States and is included in various private and corporate collections throughout North America and Europe.

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