After Van Gogh: Almond Blossom 1, 1890
The process photographer Carol Inez Charney has developed results in photographs that are painterly, abstract celebrations of color. Beginning with a digital image, Charney reshoots the print with a medium format film camera through water on glass. Using high resolution scans she pushes images to the places she wants them to be, and the resulting works are layered, visually complex compositions. Although often starting with images of recognizable locations or famous artworks, the resulting images hold but the faintest clues of what they contain. Dripping or frozen water, reflections, and a shift between areas of clear and soft focus, the works are as much paintings as they are photographs.
Photographs are archival chromogenic prints face-mounted to acrylic with aluminum backing, with a depth of 2 inches from the wall.