The Paul Thiebaud Gallery is pleased to present its second show in San Francisco of realist landscape paintings by Philadelphia and San Diego-based artist, Celia Reisman. The exhibition of recent work runs Tuesday, May 5 through Saturday, June 13, 2015.
Reisman is moved by the overlooked, ordinary places we inhabit. Her realist landscape paintings, recalling the style of the American Regionalist painters, Thomas Hart Benton in particular, develop from observation, memory and her fascination with geometry and structure. Though she observes and records directly from nature and life—as illustrated in the accompanying studies on paper for several of the paintings on canvas included in the show—her renderings are not naturalistic. She is not focused on representing color and perspective as it exists in actuality, but on interpreting them through the use of vibrant hues and flattened perspective.