A thin question. 2023, mixed media, oil and cold wax on canvas, 24 x 30 in (0394)

My work as a graphic designer carries over to the canvas and informs my subject matter and process—symbol, icon, ephemera and text, reproduced, repeated, and collaged. There is a strong element of wordplay in the work that I make. Fragments of text and image might be layered, obscured and recombined as abstract visual chatter; whimsical mixed media collages transform into large “written” landscapes in oil paint; gridded canvases contain indecipherable painterly inscriptions; recognizable words are not what they seem to be. The resulting images comprise the unique pages of my personal narrative.
Cynthia Flaxman Frank

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Gallery Representation Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art
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Photo by Tracy Watts