ISCA GREENFIELD-SANDERS

Keep Them Still

1 June - 1 July 2017

Two Bathers (Pink), 2017, Mixed media oil on canvas. 63 x 63 inches, 160 x 160 cm, AMY#28873
The Dunes, 2016, Mixed media oil on canvas, 63 x 63 inches, 160 x 160 cm, AMY#28899
Dune, 2017, Mixed media oil on canvas, 63 x 56 inches, 160 x 142.2 cm, AMY#28901
Beach (Detail), 2017, Mixed media oil on canvas, 63 x 63 inches, 160 x 160 cm, AMY#28874
West Coast, 2016, Mixed media oil on canvas, 63 x 63 inches, 160 x 160 cm, AMY#28900
Untitled (Beach), 2016, Mixed media oil on canvas, 63 x 63 inches, 160 x 160 cm, AMY#28897
Wave Detail (Pink), 2017, Mixed media oil on canvas, 63 x 63 inches, 160 x 160 cm, AMY#28896
Wave Detail (Blue), 2017, Mixed media oil on canvas, 63 x 63 inches, 160 x 160 cm, AMY#28895
Woman on the Rocks I, 2016, Mixed media oil on canvas, 35 x 35 inches, 88.9 x 88.9 cm, AMY#28902
Net Fishing, 2016, Mixed media oil on canvas, 35 x 35 inches, 88.9 x 88.9 cm, AMY#28909
Woman on the Rocks II, 2016, Mixed media oil on canvas, 35 x 35 inches, 88.9 x 88.9 cm, AMY#28903
Dock Girls, 2017, Mixed media oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches, 35.6 x 35.6 cm, AMY#28917
Dunes Detail, 2017, Mixed media oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches, 35.6 x 35.6 cm, AMY#28925
Moon Beach, 2017, Mixed media oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches, 35.6 x 35.6 cm, AMY#28912
Orange Raft, 2017, Mixed media oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches, 35.6 x 35.6 cm, AMY#28920
Purple Marram Grass, 2017, Mixed media oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches, 35.6 x 35.6 cm, AMY#28922
Rose Cove, 2016, Mixed media oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches, 35.6 x 35.6 cm, AMY#28910
Two Bathers (Pink), 2017, Mixed media oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches, 35.6 x 35.6 cm, AMY#28911
Wave Detail (Blue), 2016, Mixed media oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches, 35.6 x 35.6 cm, AMY#28918
Wave Detail (Pink), 2017, Mixed media oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches, 35.6 x 35.6 cm, AMY#28913

Press Release

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AMERINGER | McENERY | YOHE is pleased to announce Keep Them Still, an exhibition of oil paintings and watercolors by Isca Greenfield-Sanders. The exhibition will open 1 June and remain on view through 1 July 2017. A public reception for the artist will be held on 1 June from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Adam Gopnik.

In her paintings, Isca Greenfield-Sanders mines the possibilities of found images, extracting and distilling the fragments of information they provide. The works in this exhibition examine scenes with increasing levels of detail, from wide-angle beach views to extreme close-ups of rippling waves. Photography serves not only as their basis but also as their subject, as Greenfield-Sanders explores the ways in which images act as stand-ins for experiences.

For the past twenty years, the artist has culled her imagery from vintage color slides, which she scans and digitally manipulates. The resulting composite is printed on rice paper and transformed with watercolor, colored pencil, and oil. She enlarges this mixed media watercolor, dividing it into a grid that she prints in individual squares and affixes to a canvas. She then completes the work with oil paint. This complex transfer of media allows Greenfield-Sanders to break down the initial photographic image and rebuild it in infinite permutations.

The multilayered works depict scenes that feel faintly recognizable, like childhood remembrances softened by the haze of time—this despite the fact that the original photographs have been entirely transformed. In this way, Greenfield- Sanders’ paintings operate much like memory, where moments lose their integrity the more they are recalled. As Adam Gopnik notes, her works are rooted in “a time that we cannot quite locate and a beach we cannot quite visit—something stilled that challenges our imaginations and moves us by its immobility.”

ISCA GREENFIELD-SANDERS was born in New York City, where she currently lives and works. She earned her Bachelors degree in art and math from Brown University.

Greenfield-Sanders has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions including P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO.

Her work may be found in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.