Isca Greenfield-Sanders, ‘No Name (Beach)’, 2018, Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction
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No Name (Beach), 2018

Mixed media watercolor with color pencil
15 1/2 × 15 1/2 in
39.4 × 39.4 cm
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Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction

Isca Greenfield-Sanders is a landscape painter whose idyllic depictions of anonymous subjects are …

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Courtesy of the artist and Berggruen Gallery
Isca Greenfield-Sanders
American, b. 1978
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Saturated with nostalgia and vibrant hues, Isca Greenfield-Sanders’ paintings emerge from an intensive, meticulous process. She finds, scans, edits, and prints vintage photographs, alters them with watercolor and pencil, then mounts details from the images onto tiles before, finally, painting over them in oils. This layering of mediums mirrors the layers of abstract and figurative meaning in her works. “I have an interest in the never-ending quality of an image,” Greenfield-Sanders says. “I think of these paintings as being traced from one medium to the next, perhaps being translated.” Many of Greenfield-Sanders’ paintings depict post-war American ideals of family and leisure, such as her idyllic seaside and backyard pool scenes. Others, such as the Korean War parachute paintings in the series “Against the Fall” (2008), reveal a more explicit skepticism about America’s fabled innocence in the 1950s.

Isca Greenfield-Sanders, ‘No Name (Beach)’, 2018, Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction
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Isca Greenfield-Sanders is a landscape painter whose idyllic depictions of anonymous subjects are based on found vintage photography. Using the old pictures as a starting point, she creates several iterations of each image, focusing on fragments that she grids and paints, then alters with pencil and watercolor, and …

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Courtesy of the artist and Berggruen Gallery
Isca Greenfield-Sanders
American, b. 1978
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Saturated with nostalgia and vibrant hues, Isca Greenfield-Sanders’ paintings emerge from an intensive, meticulous process. She finds, scans, edits, and prints vintage photographs, alters them with watercolor and pencil, then mounts details from the images onto tiles before, finally, painting over them in oils. This layering of mediums mirrors the layers of abstract and figurative meaning in her works. “I have an interest in the never-ending quality of an image,” Greenfield-Sanders says. “I think of these paintings as being traced from one medium to the next, perhaps being translated.” Many of Greenfield-Sanders’ paintings depict post-war American ideals of family and leisure, such as her idyllic seaside and backyard pool scenes. Others, such as the Korean War parachute paintings in the series “Against the Fall” (2008), reveal a more explicit skepticism about America’s fabled innocence in the 1950s.

No Name (Beach), 2018

Mixed media watercolor with color pencil
15 1/2 × 15 1/2 in
39.4 × 39.4 cm
.
Bidding closed
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