Isca Greenfield Sanders: Shade My Eyes

21 May 2020 – 11 Jul 2020

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10:00 – 18:00
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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
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NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce a presentation of new paintings by Isca Greenfield-Sanders. The exhibition will open 21 May at 525 West 22nd Street and remain on view through 11 July 2020. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication featuring an essay by Kris Paulsen.

For over twenty years, Isca Greenfield-Sanders has created landscape paintings based on found vintage photography, that invite her viewer to forge a connection to their own experience. In her newest body of work “Shade My Eyes,” fragments of images have been distilled into carefully composed paintings, which emerge simultaneously familiar yet enigmatic.

Her larger canvases are divided into grids of 15 inch square tiles, calling attention to the nature of systematic process and mathematical order. Kris Paulsen writes in her essay, Open Window: On Isca Greenfield-Sanders’s Grids, “The grid, here, is an artifact of Greenfield-Sanders’s process. Beginning with found photographic slides, she scans, crops, and digitally manipulates the image. Figures appear and disappear, colors change, or optical phenomena (such as light leaks or lens flares) may enter the frame.”

The delicately balanced paintings depict scenes that feel reminiscent of childhood memory, distant yet quietly composed, serene and tranquil. As Kris Paulsen notes, “On Greenfield- Sanders’s canvases, these American myths seduce at the same time as they unmask themselves as fictions. Even if taken at face value, the original found photographs are fantasies themselves—images captured as much to document as to create selective memories for the future.”

ISCA GREENFIELD-SANDERS was born in New York City, where she currently lives and works. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, in Providence, RI in 2000 in both Visual Art and Mathematics.

She has had numerous solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include “Today and Everyday,” Galerie Klüser, Munich, Germany; “Inherited Landscape,” Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA and “Keep Them Still,” Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY. Greenfield-Sanders has also been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions including MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO.

Recent group exhibitions include “Oceans Edge,” Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT; “Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty,” Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA; and “Always Greener: Seeing and Seeking Suburbia – Selections from the Museum’s Collection,” The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX.

Her work may be found in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany; Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs, CA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom.

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