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From Rosemary Ponnekanti’s review for The News Tribune:

[W]hat Los Angeles artist John Arsenault offers in the 13 square C-prints of roses that make up “For You” is a painterly, poetic vision of a flower that is to Instagram what haiku is to Twitter.

Because Arsenault dives deep, visually and metaphorically he explores the depth of each rose, closing into its anatomy, refining the ripped edges and draped structure with both his original composition and later Photoshopping (he doesn’t use the app’s own software) before having them professionally printed. It’s as if Annie Proulx rewrote your Facebook posts and had them letterpressed into a handmade book. The detail is astonishingly beautiful, but it’s nothing to do with social media.

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