Posts tagged Miniatures
Anne Canfield

Anne Canfield resides and maintains her studio in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. Canfield is known for her small, fantastical works in graphite and oil on paper and panel. She has shown extensively in group and solo exhibitions nationally and her work can be found in numerous public and private collections. Canfield is an alumna of Moore College of Art & Design (BFA) and The Yale School of Painting, Norfolk. Canfield has been awarded fellowships through the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia. She has been a recurring resident artist at Soaring Gardens through the Ora Lerman Trust and has been a visiting artist and critic at Moore College of Art and Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Anne Canfield is currently affiliated with Nancy Margolis Gallery in Chelsea, NY and Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. 

Statement

I draw and paint on a tiny scale and am inspired by the detail, whimsy, and geometric naturalism of both early Netherlandish and Indian Miniature painting. I use a variety of media as point of departure, ranging from personal photography to elements of film. Loosely narrative, my pieces reveal quiet, solitary moments as a sense of time or place is trapped and brought to stand still. Concerned with identity, memory, and psychological phenomenon, my recent work symbolically explores these fixations. While combing this awareness of being, time, and of place, my works reflect everyday life, daydreams, and, finally, the fragility and the boundlessness of both humanity and the natural world alike.

Rebecca Reeves

Born and raised in Bucks County, Rebecca Reeves continues to live and work in Upper Black Eddy, PA. Reeves’ work has been exhibited at the Rockford University Art Gallery/Clark Arts Center, IL; Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, IL; Fuller Craft Museum, MA; Kemerer Museum of Decorative Art, PA; Paradigm Gallery, PA; Grounds for Sculpture, NJ; Trestle Gallery, NY; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI, and various other venues. Reeves received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from Tyler School of Art/Temple University, both with a focus in Fiber. She also studied at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, while earning her BFA from Tyler.

Reeves’ system of living becomes the foundation for her work. Her observations fuel the need to clean and organize to gain control over her environment. In her current body of work, Reeves considers herself the “Collector, Protector and The Keeper” of numerous family heirlooms. Like the meticulously detailed Victorian human hair art that represented the family tree, Reeves uses miniature furniture as representation for the objects in her home, her family tree. She obsessively cocoons the miniatures in thread to contain and preserve, nearly suffocating them in the process.