In Succulents in Early Spring, Kalanchoe Waldheimii, Smalley hypermediates a singular moment in time by using digital editing techniques to process, compress, transform, extract, and dilate a digital photograph. The image object that was originally printed at a Walgreens is transformed through Smalley’s practice of Photoshop painting. This painting, an abstraction of the original digital photograph, was printed out, rescanned, and color-corrected a number of times. The resulting artwork, an expanded media artifact whose pixels burst web-browser windows at the seams, makes visible the unique visual logic of contemporary imaging software and the specific affordances of a liminal materiality. This work is meant to be downloaded and inspected closely at fullscreen.
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Dimensions: 12646 x 9426 px
Edition For Sale: 01/01
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