Thursday, May 17, 2012

Isca Greenfield-Sanders

Untitled (Beach), 2011

Yellow Suit Diver, 2006

Parachute Class III, 2008

Three Girls with Bucket (Pink), 2007

Sunday Morning, 2001-6

Purple Beach, 2011

Purple Waves, 2009

Red Boat Beach, Julie (Pink), 2007

Orange Suit Bather, 2006

Waterskier II, 2002

Three Bathers (Blue), 2004

Green Beach, 2005

Purple Beach, 2011

Red Suit Diver, 2006

Morning Point Study (Blue), 2004

Focus Blur (Soccer), 2010

Swimming Pool with Ball, 2006

Blue Suit Sleeper, 2007

Parachute Class I, 2008

Purple Beach, 2002

Morning Point (Blue), 2005

A Walk with Daddy (Pink), 2004

Isca Greenfield-Sanders creates paintings based on found photographs, usually of typical American subjects, mainly from the 1950's and 60's. Using imagery from anonymous sources Greenfield-Sanders explores the relationship between painting and photography. Greenfield-Sanders begins her works by abstracting details from the found images into small watercolor studies which are then enlarged and reprinted on 7 inch square sections of rice paper. These delicate tiles are then affixed to the larger canvases upon which Isca applies her luscious, bold, and expertly imagined and mixed palette of oil paints. The resulting scene is a contemporary reimagining of the generic imagery with which she began. She often portrays idyllic family rituals, as in her iconic beach scenes, but for all of the idealized American imagery, shadows of darkness and imperfection emerge. This is particularly evident in recent bodies of work that have included images of Korean and Second World War parachute jumpers and her latest series, "Light Leaks" which explores flaws in amateur photography through images of children's soccer games.

Isca graduated from Brown University in 2000 with a B.A. in Math and a B.A. in Visual Arts. Greenfield-Sanders lives and works in the East Village and on a lake in the Hudson Highlands. Her work is included in many private and public collections including The Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, The Israel Museum and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In early 2006 her work was the subject of a two-person exhibition at the Museum Mosbroich in Leverkusen, Germany and her work is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Her work has been featured in many magazines and publications including Art News, ArtNet, NYLON, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Tema Celeste, Elle, Departures, Vanity Fair, Elle Decor, and Art Forum.

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Lara said...

Love that she used found photos!

Ahhhh! I need to go to the beach SOON!

Lynn said...

I learn so much from you!

Anthea Lau said...

Very cute artwork and drawings :)
thanks for the lovely comment on my blog dear, would you like to follow each other?

Alisa said...

I like these. Especially the striped beach umbrella and the man with his head under a towel

Annabelle Archer said...

This blog is my the Art Appreciation class I missed out on by not going to college.

And now I want to get to Myrtle Beach as fast as humanly possible.

Dancing Branflake said...

I want a poolhouse just so I can hang all these beautiful paintings in it. That, and so I can have a cabana boy, because that's just fun.

Shelley said...

I love that she does these in squares then puts it together... Very cool. Makes me want to go draw :)

Kristine said...

These are dreamy. I want a pool...
(I actually first wrote I want a poop by accident)

mermaid gallery said...

the soccer player is brilliant!!!!...all very cool though....nice stuff!

Claire Kiefer said...

I know that I'm supposed to feel something deeper than this, but these make me want to jump in a pool. It's high time for school to get out & summer to commence. Bring on the pool days (but not the bathing suits, ha!).

Ashton King said...

I love these!

Caroline said...

Oh how cool!

NellieVaughn said...

These are perfect now that summer is right around the corner. Had you posted them in the winter, they would have made me a little sad.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Funny, that was my 1st thought... photographs. Very cool.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

oh i love these! they remind me of really fun days, which sounds entirely stupid to post but it's true. Just simple enjoyment. These are great.

E said...

I love her process. Sometimes that interests me as much as the artwork itself.