Sandi Haber Fifield: Walking through the World
Text by Arthur Ollman, Tom O'Connor.
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.