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ABQ Surprise Winter 24” x 36” Oil On Canvas

ABQ Surprise Winter (SOLD)

24” x 36”

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Alley’s End - Summer 32” x 28” Oil On Canvas

Alley’s End - Summer

32” x 28”

Oil On Canvas

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Alley’s End – Fall (SOLD) 32” x 28” Oil On Canvas

Alley’s End – Fall (SOLD)

32” x 28”

Oil On Canvas

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Amaryllis Window 36” x 36” Oil On Canvas

Amaryllis Window

36” x 36”

Oil On Canvas

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Beaver Meadow - Field 18” x 24” Oil On Linen

Beaver Meadow - Field (SOLD)

18” x 24”

Oil On Linen

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Beaver Meadow - Road 18” x 24” Oil On Linen

Beaver Meadow - Road

18” x 24”

Oil On Linen

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Building Blocks  20" x 16"  Oil On Canvas

Building Blocks

20" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

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Celia Reisman, Corner Confetti, oil on canvas, 26 x 34 inches

Corner Confetti

26" x 34"

Oil On Canvas
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Cricket Color 22” x 28” Oil On Canvas

Cricket Color

22” x 28”

Oil On Canvas

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Celia Reisman, Cul de Sac, oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches

Cul de Sac

24" x 30"

Oil On Linen 

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Enter/Entry – Another Time 40” x 50” Oil On Canvas

Enter/Entry – Another Time (SOLD)

40” x 50”

Oil On Canvas

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Fall Hydrangea (SOLD) 7” x 5” Oil On Silk Panel

Fall Hydrangea (SOLD)

7” x 5”

Oil On Silk Panel

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Celia Reisman, Gray Day, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches

Gray Day

11" x 14"

Oil On Canvas 

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Green - Barn 8” x 10” Oil On Linen Panel

Green - Barn

10" x 8"

Oil On Linen Panel

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Green - Corn 8” x 10” Oil On Silk Panel

Green - Corn

8” x 10”

Oil On Silk Panel

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Green - Farm 8” x 10” Oil On Linen Panel

Green - Farm (HOLD)

8” x 10”

Oil On Linen Panel

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Green - Four Trees 8” x 10” Oil On Silk Panel

Green - Four Trees

8” x 10”

Oil On Silk Panel

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Green - Gardens 11” x 14” Oil On Silk Panel

Green - Gardens (HOLD)

11” x 14”

Oil On Silk Panel

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Green Window - Northampton 14” x 11” Oil On Canvas

Green Window - Northampton

14” x 11”

Oil On Canvas

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Celia Reisman, Halfway Hartford, oil on canvas, 24 x 32 inches

Halfway Hartford

24" x 32"

Oil On Canvas 

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Norwich Night (SOLD) 16” x 20” Oil On Linen

Norwich Night (SOLD)

16” x 20”

Oil On Linen

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Celia Reisman, On the Way, oil on canvas, 20 x 22 inches

On the Way

20" x 22" 

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Orange Deck 6” x 6” Oil On Linen Panel

Orange Deck

6” x 6”

Oil On Linen Panel

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Pine Street Lebanon 28” x 42” Oil On Canvas

Pine Street Lebanon

28” x 42”

Oil On Canvas

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Pink Column 7” x 5” Oil On Silk Panel

Pink Column (SOLD)

7” x 5”

Oil On Silk Panel

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Reds And Summer Green (SOLD) 14” x 11” Oil On Canvas

Reds And Summer Green (SOLD)

14” x 11”

Oil On Canvas

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Celia Reisman, S Roy Street, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches

S Roy Street

11" x 14"

Oil On Canvas 

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Celia Reisman, S Tree, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

S Tree

20" x 16"

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Celia Reisman, Sharon Sheds, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches

Sharon Sheds

11" x 14" 

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Snow Day - Side By Side (SOLD) 14” x 11” Oil On Canvas

Snow Day - Side By Side (SOLD)

14” x 11”

Oil On Canvas

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Celia Reisman, Surprise Night, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches

Surprise Night

20" x 20"

Oil On Canvas

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Triangles – Spring (SOLD) 14” x 11” Oil On Canvas

Triangles – Spring (SOLD)

14” x 11”

Oil On Canvas

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Celia Reisman, Umbrella, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

Umbrella

20" x 16"

Oil On Canvas 

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Uphill I  9” x 12”  Oil On Canvas

Uphill I

9” x 12”

Oil On Canvas

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Walking Past (SOLD) 30” x 54” Oil On Canvas

Walking Past (SOLD)

30” x 54”

Oil On Canvas

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Celia Reisman, White River, oil on canvas, 10 x 22 inches

White River

10" x 22" 

Oil On Canvas 

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Celia Reisman, Winter Water Street, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

Winter Water Street

36" x 48"

Oil On Canvas  

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Yellow Portland 24” x 30” Oil On Canvas

Yellow Portland (HOLD)

24” x 30”

Oil On Canvas

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ABQ Surprise Winter 24” x 36” Oil On Canvas

ABQ Surprise Winter (SOLD)

24” x 36”

Oil On Canvas

Alley’s End - Summer 32” x 28” Oil On Canvas

Alley’s End - Summer

32” x 28”

Oil On Canvas

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Alley’s End – Fall (SOLD) 32” x 28” Oil On Canvas

Alley’s End – Fall (SOLD)

32” x 28”

Oil On Canvas

Amaryllis Window 36” x 36” Oil On Canvas

Amaryllis Window

36” x 36”

Oil On Canvas

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Beaver Meadow - Field 18” x 24” Oil On Linen

Beaver Meadow - Field (SOLD)

18” x 24”

Oil On Linen

Beaver Meadow - Road 18” x 24” Oil On Linen

Beaver Meadow - Road

18” x 24”

Oil On Linen

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Building Blocks  20" x 16"  Oil On Canvas

Building Blocks

20" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

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Celia Reisman, Corner Confetti, oil on canvas, 26 x 34 inches

Corner Confetti

26" x 34"

Oil On Canvas
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Cricket Color 22” x 28” Oil On Canvas

Cricket Color

22” x 28”

Oil On Canvas

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Celia Reisman, Cul de Sac, oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches

Cul de Sac

24" x 30"

Oil On Linen 

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Enter/Entry – Another Time 40” x 50” Oil On Canvas

Enter/Entry – Another Time (SOLD)

40” x 50”

Oil On Canvas

Fall Hydrangea (SOLD) 7” x 5” Oil On Silk Panel

Fall Hydrangea (SOLD)

7” x 5”

Oil On Silk Panel

Celia Reisman, Gray Day, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches

Gray Day

11" x 14"

Oil On Canvas 

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Green - Barn 8” x 10” Oil On Linen Panel

Green - Barn

10" x 8"

Oil On Linen Panel

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Green - Corn 8” x 10” Oil On Silk Panel

Green - Corn

8” x 10”

Oil On Silk Panel

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Green - Farm 8” x 10” Oil On Linen Panel

Green - Farm (HOLD)

8” x 10”

Oil On Linen Panel

Green - Four Trees 8” x 10” Oil On Silk Panel

Green - Four Trees

8” x 10”

Oil On Silk Panel

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Green - Gardens 11” x 14” Oil On Silk Panel

Green - Gardens (HOLD)

11” x 14”

Oil On Silk Panel

Green Window - Northampton 14” x 11” Oil On Canvas

Green Window - Northampton

14” x 11”

Oil On Canvas

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Celia Reisman, Halfway Hartford, oil on canvas, 24 x 32 inches

Halfway Hartford

24" x 32"

Oil On Canvas 

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Norwich Night (SOLD) 16” x 20” Oil On Linen

Norwich Night (SOLD)

16” x 20”

Oil On Linen

Celia Reisman, On the Way, oil on canvas, 20 x 22 inches

On the Way

20" x 22" 

Oil On Canvas

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Orange Deck 6” x 6” Oil On Linen Panel

Orange Deck

6” x 6”

Oil On Linen Panel

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Pine Street Lebanon 28” x 42” Oil On Canvas

Pine Street Lebanon

28” x 42”

Oil On Canvas

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Pink Column 7” x 5” Oil On Silk Panel

Pink Column (SOLD)

7” x 5”

Oil On Silk Panel

Reds And Summer Green (SOLD) 14” x 11” Oil On Canvas

Reds And Summer Green (SOLD)

14” x 11”

Oil On Canvas

Celia Reisman, S Roy Street, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches

S Roy Street

11" x 14"

Oil On Canvas 

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Celia Reisman, S Tree, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

S Tree

20" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

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Celia Reisman, Sharon Sheds, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches

Sharon Sheds

11" x 14" 

Oil On Canvas

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Snow Day - Side By Side (SOLD) 14” x 11” Oil On Canvas

Snow Day - Side By Side (SOLD)

14” x 11”

Oil On Canvas

Celia Reisman, Surprise Night, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches

Surprise Night

20" x 20"

Oil On Canvas

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Triangles – Spring (SOLD) 14” x 11” Oil On Canvas

Triangles – Spring (SOLD)

14” x 11”

Oil On Canvas

Celia Reisman, Umbrella, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

Umbrella

20" x 16"

Oil On Canvas 

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Uphill I  9” x 12”  Oil On Canvas

Uphill I

9” x 12”

Oil On Canvas

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Walking Past (SOLD) 30” x 54” Oil On Canvas

Walking Past (SOLD)

30” x 54”

Oil On Canvas

Celia Reisman, White River, oil on canvas, 10 x 22 inches

White River

10" x 22" 

Oil On Canvas 

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Celia Reisman, Winter Water Street, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

Winter Water Street

36" x 48"

Oil On Canvas  

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Yellow Portland 24” x 30” Oil On Canvas

Yellow Portland (HOLD)

24” x 30”

Oil On Canvas

"The neighborhoods where we live become the starting point to invent a make-believe vision of everyday locations, the overlooked and ordinary places we inhabit...

The architecture, primarily of the early 20th century, provides open ended territory; moments when I can be specific and yet have the freedom to transcend a particular place and time. My aim is not to replicate the exact location, but to communicate the feeling of visual excitement when I first 'see' something intriguing."

-Celia Reisman

 

 

Celia Reisman - Artists - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Cul-de-Sac, 24" x 30", Oil On Linen

The neighborhoods where we live become the starting point to invent a make believe vision of everyday locations, the overlooked and ordinary places we inhabit.  It is a subject that reflects my personal life. I grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland Heights, Ohio and live in the older suburbs of Philadelphia. The architecture, primarily of the early 20th century, provides open ended territory; moments when I can be specific and yet have the freedom to transcend a particular place and time.  My aim is not to replicate the exact location, but to communicate the feeling of visual excitement when I first "see" something intriguing.

My paintings are complex, dense and filled with many points of view and spatial juxtapositions. In my work there is tension between opposites, the geometry of a house against the grace of a tree.  This motif provides a challenge as I manipulate and orchestrate different components to resolve and unify a painting.  I want to create a visual drama that surprises and forces the viewer to reconsider their experiences and expectations. 
 

I construct my paintings from drawings made from direct observation while in my car.  The large scale paintings modify and shift but still honor the initial site that inspired me.  My concern with balance, proportion and an order imposed upon the subject, pays homage to early American modernists who abstracted the landscape.  My paintings unfold slowly so the viewer encounters all the relationships in multiple ways, providing endless readings.  Through the color, light and space shifts, I am able to compose my own idiosyncratic world.

I learned to look in a different way than most people.  I grew up the daughter of deaf and hard of hearing parents in a household where communication was mostly visual and not verbal.  My father would point things out that he wanted my siblings and I to see.  I learned to notice, see, look carefully and pay close attention to the outside world.

Celia Reisman - Artists - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Surprise Night, 20" x 20", Oil On Canvas

Developed from observational drawing and small preparatory works, Celia Reisman's paintings are an exploration of color and geometry that depict scenes from suburban neighborhoods. The emphasis on geometric shapes in her work harkens back to early American Modernism, where artists such as Marsden Hartley and Milton Avery simplified, balanced and ordered the landscape. Firmly planted within the border between representation and abstraction, the recognizable houses and landscape features maintain a clear sense of place, while simultaneously existing as artistic constructs of basic shapes and forms. The intriguing result is the familiar but mysterious juxtaposition of the boxes, triangles and organic shapes of suburbia.

 

Reisman often investigates the visual complexity that happens at the border between suburban properties; for example, at the perimeter of a yard, where the space is defined by a fence or a back alley. When two or more properties come together, shapes, color, and objects form a visually surprising, incongruent combination of tension and calm, perhaps reflecting the uneasy peace of collective neighborhood living. The title of this exhibition is in part a reference to the book Borderland: Origins of the American Suburb 1820 -1939 by John R. Stilgoe who documented the development of the suburbs of cities like Chicago, Boston, and New York from the mid-19th century to the onset of World War II.

 

Celia Reisman - Artists - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Halfway Hartford, 24" x 32", Oil On Canvas

Reisman grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and lives and works in Philadelphia. She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and her MFA from Yale University. She has been represented by Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia for more than thirty years. The artist has had solo exhibits in New York City, San Francisco, and Rochester, VT, as well as being featured in a fifteen-year survey exhibit at the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA. She received a Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition in New York City. Reisman has taught at numerous prestigious art institutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

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