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Isca Greenfield-Sanders Overlook, 2020

Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Overlook, 2020
Mixed media watercolor with color pencil
8 x 8 inches

Isca Greenfield-Sanders Paddler, 2020

Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Paddler, 2020
Mixed media watercolor with color pencil
8 x 8 inches
 

Isca Greenfield-Sanders Surfers, 2018

Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Surfers, 2018
Mixed media oil on canvas
63 x 63 inches

Isca Greenfield-Sanders Rock Cliff (Pink Sweater), 2018

Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Rock Cliff (Pink Sweater), 2018
Mixed media oil on canvas
14 x 14 inches

Isca Greenfield-Sanders Bathers, 2016

Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Bathers, 2016
Mixed media oil on canvas
35 x 35 inches

Isca Greenfield-Sanders Forest Camping, 2017

Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Forest Camping, 2017
Mixed media watercolor with color pencil
15 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches

Isca Greenfield-Sanders Sandy Beach, 2018

Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Sandy Beach, 2018
Mixed media watercolor with color pencil
8 x 8 inches

Isca Greenfield-Sanders Tommy and the Ball, 2008

Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Tommy and the Ball, 2008
Direct to plate photogravure and aquatint
Plate: 21 x 27 inches
Sheet: 30 3/4 x 35 inches
Edition of 50

Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Mountain Stream, 2012

Isca Greenfield-Sanders

Mountain Stream, 2012

Direct to plate photogravure and aquatint

Plate: 21 x 21 inches; Sheet: 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches

Edition of 50

Isca Greenfield-Sanders Cornfield (Betsy), 2006

Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Cornfield (Betsy), 2006
Mixed media gouache with color pencil
Image 14 x 14 inches
Sheet: 22 x 22 inches

Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Red Suit Diver, 2006

Isca Greenfield-Sanders

Red Suit Diver, 2006

Color aquatint etching

Plate: 21 x 21 inches; Sheet: 32 x 31 1/4 inches

Edition of 50

Isca Greenfield-Sanders Green Suit Bather, 2006

Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Green Suit Bather, 2006
Color aquatint etching
Plate: 21 x 21 inches; Sheet: 32 x 31 1/4 inches 
Edition of 50

Isca Greenfield-Sanders Yellow Suit Bather, 2006

Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Yellow Suit Bather, 2006
Color aquatint etching
Plate: 21 x 21 inches; Sheet: 32 x 31 1/4 inches
Edition of 50

Biography

Beginning with vintage slides, Greenfield-Sanders breaks down photographic images, and rebuilds them as her own.  Putting the image through various incarnations, she grids and paints small fragments, reconstituting the “details” to a whole in a manner similar to memory’s construction. The vague familiarity of her anonymous landscapes re-enforces her exploration of remembrance as manifested through a complex working method.   The original photographs, by definition, are someone else’s memories, leading the artist to question the nature of recollection and the truthfulness of photography.  The medium’s relationship to reality and the role it plays in our own memories become integral to her multiple studies, watercolors and paintings of a single image.  The multiple outputs become about repeatedly working with form itself.  As the artist stresses:  “My work is not personal, the memories are found, and the emotions imbued are universal.”   Translating elements from unknown family snapshots into paintings with more universal, contemporary concerns, Greenfield-Sanders adds a complexity to her works belied by the beauty inherent in their aesthetic appearance. [1]

Isca Greenfield-Sanders was born in 1978 in New York City's East Village, where she currently lives and works. She graduated from Brown University in 2000 with a double major in Fine Arts and Mathematics. In 2001 she was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. Greenfield-Sanders has had five solo exhibitions with Berggruen Gallery (2005, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2018).

Her work is held in collections including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston; The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs; Estee Lauder Corporation, New York; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New Hamshire; among others.

[1] Excerpt from “Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Painting the Shifting Sands of Memory,” by Stacey Goergen.