Sandi Haber Fifield: Walking through the World

Overview

In this dreamy first monograph on photographer Sandi Haber Fifield, the artist culls through her image bank as we scan our imaginations, according to essayist Tom O'Connor, "following lines of thought that are rarely linear, exploring connections and chasing memories, drawing on books read, films seen, meals shared, startling flashes of insight and mundane walks with the dog..." Fifield's landscapes and surreptitious portraits draw in and out of focus, lulling the viewer with their gentle but pure colors and ...
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Overview

In this dreamy first monograph on photographer Sandi Haber Fifield, the artist culls through her image bank as we scan our imaginations, according to essayist Tom O'Connor, "following lines of thought that are rarely linear, exploring connections and chasing memories, drawing on books read, films seen, meals shared, startling flashes of insight and mundane walks with the dog..." Fifield's landscapes and surreptitious portraits draw in and out of focus, lulling the viewer with their gentle but pure colors and always the sense of time passing. A view of a snowy landscape passing by the car window; a glimpse of a perfect day caught in the gap between a set of drawn curtains; the back of a young redhead's neck; and an idyllic suburban yard blurred almost to abstraction by a window screen are just a few of the images captured here.
Sandi Haber Fifield is represented by Littlejohn Contemporary in New York. Her photographs have been collected by a number of institutions, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788881587070
  • Publisher: Charta
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 12.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

The ArtistSandi Haber Fifield is a widely exhibited photographer whose work reflects a persistent and probing interest in the nature of vision and its role in the accumulation of knowledge-how we come to know the world and our place in it. She works often with combined imagery culled from the archive of her own body of images, sometimes appropriated from the public domain, and orchestrated into large grids or installations, with an unerring eye for formal beauty. Haber Fifield's work proposes a poetic truth, relational and ambiguous, that is at once personal and universal. In addition to her composite images, the artist explores the details of her domestic environment in discrete photographs of singular beauty and resonance. Hauntingly familiar, many of her images seem casually glimpsed along the edge of vision, inviting us, in the words of Jasper Johns, to see things again for the first time. Richard Klein, exhibitions director at the Aldrich Museum, has been following Haber Fifield's work for over ten years, and states, I believe that her haunting and quietly beautiful work with multiple images is extremely pertinent to this moment in photography's continuing evolution Never bombastic or sensational, the artist's work is both a corollary to our current visual environment as well as its antidote.Sandi Haber Fifield's photographs have been shown and collected by an extensive list of galleries and museums, among them the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of American Art, the DeCordova Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and they have been published in exhibition-related catalogues. She received her MFA from RochesterInstitute of Technology and also studied at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York.

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