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Celia Reisman

Side Streets, Back Roads

September 2022

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ABQ Surprise Winter  24" x 36"  Oil On Canvas

ABQ Surprise Winter (SOLD)

24" x 36"

Oil On Canvas

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Alley's End - Fall  32" x 28"  Oil On Canvas

Alley's End - Fall (SOLD)

32" x 28"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Alley's End - Summer  32" x 28"  Oil On Canvas

Alley's End - Summer

32" x 28"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
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

 

Inquire
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

Inquire
Burren Hazel And Gela Retreat  16" x 20"  Oil On Canvas

Burren - Hazel And Gela Retreat

16" x 20"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Cricket Color  22" x 28"  Oil On Canvas

Cricket Color

22" x 28"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Diagonal Narberth  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Diagonal Narberth

24" x 30"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Diagonal Narberth (Study)  12" x 19"  Gouache And Graphite On Paper

Diagonal Narberth: Color Study

12" x 19"

Gouache And Graphite On Paper

Inquire
Enter/Entry - Another Time  40" x 50"  Oil On Canvas

Enter/Entry - Another Time

40" x 50"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Fall Hydrangea  7" x 5"  Oil On Silk Panel

Fall Hydrangea (SOLD)

7" x 5"

Oil On Silk Panel

Inquire
Green - Badminton  8" x 10"  Oil On Silk Panel

Green - Badminton

8" x 10"

Oil On Silk Panel

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

Green - Barn

10" x 8"

Oil On Linen Panel

Inquire
Green - Corn  8" x 10"  Oil On Silk

Green - Corn

8" x 10"

Oil On Silk Panel

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

Green - Farm

8" x 10"

Oil On Linen Panel

Inquire
Green - Four Trees  8" x 10"  Oil On Silk Panel

Green - Four Trees

8" x 10"

Oil On Silk Panel

Inquire
Green Window - Northampton  14" x 11"  Oil On Canvas

Green Window - Northampton

14" x 11"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Norwich Night (SOLD) 16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Norwich Night (SOLD)

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Orange Deck  6" x 6"  Oil On Linen Panel

Orange Deck

6" x 6"

Oil On Linen Panel

Inquire
Pine Street Lebanon  28" x 42"  Oil On Canvas

Pine Street Lebanon

28" x 42"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Pink Column  7" x 5"  Oil On Silk Panel

Pink Column

7" x 5"

Oil On Silk Panel

Inquire
Reds And Summer Green  14" x 11"  Oil On Canvas

Reds And Summer Green (SOLD)

14" x 11"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Red Columns  30" x 40"  Oil On Canvas

Red Columns

30" x 40"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Snow Day - Side By Side  14" x 11"  Oil On Canvas

Snow Day - Side By Side (SOLD)

14" x 11"

Oil On Canvas

 

Inquire
Three Trees (Study)  19" x 25"  Gouache And Graphite On Paper

Three Trees (Study)

19" x 25"

Gouache And Graphite On Paper

Inquire
Triangles - Spring  14" x 11"  Oil On Canvas

Triangles - Spring (SOLD)

14" x 11"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Uphill I  9" x 12"  Oil On Canvas

Uphill I

9" x 12"

Oil On Canvas

 

Inquire
Walking Past  30" x 54"  Oil On Canvas

Walking Past (SOLD)

30" x 54"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Yard Stuff Revised  24" x 22"  Oil On Canvas

Yard Stuff Revised

24" x 22"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Yellow Portland  24" x 30"  Oil On Canvas

Yellow Portland (HOLD)

24" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
ABQ Surprise Winter  24" x 36"  Oil On Canvas

ABQ Surprise Winter (SOLD)

24" x 36"

Oil On Canvas

Alley's End - Fall  32" x 28"  Oil On Canvas

Alley's End - Fall (SOLD)

32" x 28"

Oil On Canvas

Alley's End - Summer  32" x 28"  Oil On Canvas

Alley's End - Summer

32" x 28"

Oil On Canvas

Amaryllis Window  36" x 36"  Oil On Canvas

Amaryllis Window

36" x 36"

Oil On Canvas

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

Building Blocks  20" x 16"  Oil On Canvas

Building Blocks

20" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

Burren Hazel And Gela Retreat  16" x 20"  Oil On Canvas

Burren - Hazel And Gela Retreat

16" x 20"

Oil On Canvas

Cricket Color  22" x 28"  Oil On Canvas

Cricket Color

22" x 28"

Oil On Canvas

Diagonal Narberth  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Diagonal Narberth

24" x 30"

Oil On Linen

Diagonal Narberth (Study)  12" x 19"  Gouache And Graphite On Paper

Diagonal Narberth: Color Study

12" x 19"

Gouache And Graphite On Paper

Enter/Entry - Another Time  40" x 50"  Oil On Canvas

Enter/Entry - Another Time

40" x 50"

Oil On Canvas

Fall Hydrangea  7" x 5"  Oil On Silk Panel

Fall Hydrangea (SOLD)

7" x 5"

Oil On Silk Panel

Green - Badminton  8" x 10"  Oil On Silk Panel

Green - Badminton

8" x 10"

Oil On Silk Panel

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

Green - Barn

10" x 8"

Oil On Linen Panel

Green - Corn  8" x 10"  Oil On Silk

Green - Corn

8" x 10"

Oil On Silk Panel

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

Green - Farm

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

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

Green Window - Northampton

14" x 11"

Oil On Canvas

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

Norwich Night (SOLD)

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

Orange Deck  6" x 6"  Oil On Linen Panel

Orange Deck

6" x 6"

Oil On Linen Panel

Pine Street Lebanon  28" x 42"  Oil On Canvas

Pine Street Lebanon

28" x 42"

Oil On Canvas

Pink Column  7" x 5"  Oil On Silk Panel

Pink Column

7" x 5"

Oil On Silk Panel

Reds And Summer Green  14" x 11"  Oil On Canvas

Reds And Summer Green (SOLD)

14" x 11"

Oil On Canvas

Red Columns  30" x 40"  Oil On Canvas

Red Columns

30" x 40"

Oil On Canvas

Snow Day - Side By Side  14" x 11"  Oil On Canvas

Snow Day - Side By Side (SOLD)

14" x 11"

Oil On Canvas

 

Three Trees (Study)  19" x 25"  Gouache And Graphite On Paper

Three Trees (Study)

19" x 25"

Gouache And Graphite On Paper

Triangles - Spring  14" x 11"  Oil On Canvas

Triangles - Spring (SOLD)

14" x 11"

Oil On Canvas

Uphill I  9" x 12"  Oil On Canvas

Uphill I

9" x 12"

Oil On Canvas

 

Walking Past  30" x 54"  Oil On Canvas

Walking Past (SOLD)

30" x 54"

Oil On Canvas

Yard Stuff Revised  24" x 22"  Oil On Canvas

Yard Stuff Revised

24" x 22"

Oil On Canvas

Yellow Portland  24" x 30"  Oil On Canvas

Yellow Portland (HOLD)

24" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

Celia Reisman - Side Streets, Back Roads - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Uphill I, 9" x 12", Oil On Canvas

Gross McCleaf Gallery is pleased to host a solo exhibition with gallery artist, Celia Reisman. This selection of new works features Reisman’s primary subject matter, the architectural landscape of the suburbs and rural scenes. As the exhibition title suggests, Reisman collects her imagery on the side streets and back roads near her seasonal residences in Philadelphia and Vermont.

As a dedicated formalist, Celia Reisman is a life-long student of both the historical and contemporary conventions of painting. Her works can be described as specific places of nameable objects, as well as a rectangle filled with abstracted arrangements of carefully orchestrated colors and shapes. Each aspect of the composition plays a role in directing movement across the scene as Reisman’s intuitive sense of relationships between man-made and natural forms build rich images that unfold full of surprises, humor, and mystery.

Celia Reisman - Side Streets, Back Roads - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Red Columns, 30" x 40", Oil On Canvas

Reisman often uses her car as a roaming studio, documenting small sections of suburban landscapes that engage her interest. Utilizing her drawing skills and employing a surprising use of color and space, the artist works to maintain the special details that originally caught her attention while honoring the entire observable scene. She develops each painting over time, altering and adjusting the geometry and proportions within, to find the right harmony while paying homage to the location.

Thus, a complete painting unfolds, balancing observed documentation with memory and invention in pursuit of a personal interpretation of the everyday world she sees.

Celia Reisman - Side Streets, Back Roads - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Diagonal Narberth: Color Study, 12" x 19", Gouache And Graphite On Paper

Reisman grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and lives and works in Merion, Pennsylvania and Strafford, Vermont. She received her MFA from Yale University and her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has been represented by Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia for more than thirty years and is also represented by Paul Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco.

She has received prestigious awards and opportunities including, a Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Prize through the American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition in New York City and a solo survey exhibition at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Reisman has been a Visiting Critic and taught at art departments across the northeastern United States and in Italy.

Celia Reisman - Side Streets, Back Roads - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Amaryllis Window, 36" x 36", Oil On Canvas