ANNE CANFIELD | HIRO SAKAGUCHI

ANNE CANFIELD | HIRO SAKAGUCHI

ANNE CANFIELD | HIRO SAKAGUCHI

April 2 – May 9, 2015
Reception Thursday, April 2 from 6-8pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to present a two-person exhibition of Anne Canfield and Hiro Sakaguchi on view April 2 through May 9, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, April 2, 6pm to 8pm. Partners, Anne Canfield and Hiro Sakaguchi live and work in Philadelphia, PA. Anne Canfield paints interior and exterior landscapes and will be exhibiting a new series of small paintings, the largest being 12” square. Hiro Sakaguchi, uses thin layers of pastel washes with line drawings to depict themes playful, and fictional.

Anne Canfield paints and draws on a tiny intimate scale inspired by the detail of naturalism. Starting with a tight drawing, often working from a memory, an image or an element of film, Canfield creates a narrative that reveals a solitary place or quiet moment. Following the most time intensive part of the process, the initial drawing, the painting begins.. Canfield favors an appealing palette of bright, saturated color, adding a dreamy quality to the domestic scenes and landscapes. These jewel-like paintings, in spite of their diminutive size, command attention equal to a much larger work, each becoming a small window captivating the viewer into a magical world.

Hiro Sakaguchi’s work is influenced by two diverse cultures, Japan where he grew up, and the US, where he now resides. The paintings depict autobiographical elements, a blend from everyday life and memory, creating a story in which emotions linger and depart. Line, the bone structure of the work, gives identity and character to the paintings and stories. Pastel blues and pinks dominate the composition, a swirling universe filled with make belief and playfulness caught in the middle of an uncontrollable whirlwind of planes, robots, teddy bears, flying objects. The child-like fantasy, figuration and color, is a purposeful contrast to Sakaguchi’s themes such as man versus nature, and war. These paintings the mix of memory, dreams, fantasy, and reality make Sakaguchi’s paintings an exciting and revealing portrait of the artist and his inner world.

ANNE CANFIELD received her BFA from Moore College of art and Design in 1999 and attended Yale summer School of Painting and Music in 1998. Currently, she lives and works in Philadelphia. Numerous museum and galleries have included Canfield in prominent solo and group exhibitions, including Woodmere Art Museum, Delaware Art Museum, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is represented by Seraphin Gallery Philadelphia.

HIRO SAKAGUCHI lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. He received his MFA in 1996 from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and BFA in 1993 from the University of Arts in Philadelphia. This is Sakaguchi’s second time exhibiting with Nancy Margolis Gallery, his first being in 2014 group show, FLOWERING. He has exhibited paintings in a number of galleries throughout the United States including the PULSE Art Fair Miami and the Melbourne Art Fair Australia both with Tokyo’s Mizuma Art Gallery. He is represented by Seraphin Gallery Philadelphia and Galerie Heubner & Heubner Frankfurt. Artworks by Sakaguchi can be found in both public and private collections internationally, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Woodmere Art Museum.

Anne Canfield
Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION
1999 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Moore College of Art and Design, magna cum laude
1998 Yale University Summer School of Painting and Music, Norflok

SOLO & TWO – PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2015 Anne Canfield & Hiro Sakaguchi, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Anne Canfield & Sun Young Kang, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA Ryan Earl, curator
2014 Fugue State, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Anne Canfield & Sun Young Kang, University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA
2011 No Match for My Tiny Fortress, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Fiber of My Being: Anne Canfield and Ana Hernandez, Sam Quinn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Darla Jackson VS. Anne Canfield, Bebe Benoliel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Territorial, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2007 One Time, One Meeting, Sam Quinn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2005 Anne Canfield, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
The Woodmere Annual: 73rd Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA Sarah McEneaney, juroSmall But Not Restricted, Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA Bridgette Mayer, juror

2013
Dialogues and Correspondence, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
The Members Show; Second State Press, InLiquid, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
In Front of Strangers, I Sing: 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA Rubens Ghenov and Dona Nelson, jurors
Masters & Mavericks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Centennial Juried Exhibition, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE John B. Ravenal, curator
Maps, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA Ryan Earl, curator
New Fiction, Philadelphia, PA Brookes Britcher, curator
Wildly Human, McCabe Library of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA Elizabeth Laplace, Francesca Bolfo, Soomin Kim, curators

2011
The Printed Page, Arcadia Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Gretchen Diehl, curator
Polarity, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Between the Studio and Facebook, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA Chuck Thurow, curator
Graphite, Barefoot Doctor, Philadelphia, PA Darla Jackson, curator
Printable, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Story, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA Sarah Roche, curator Raritan Valley Community College Art Gallery, Branchburg, NJ

2009
To The Sea, Barefoot Doctor, Philadelphia, PA Darla Jackson, curator
My Dog Speaks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Hiro Sakaguchi, curator
Perspectives, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA Amie Potsik, curator
Emerging To Established, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA Amie Potsik, Katherine Ware, curators

2008
Far Away From the Beginning, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA Tara Caton, curator
Philadelphia Selections, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA Amie Potsik, curator
Natural Selection, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD Amie Potsik, curator

2007
23 Degrees, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA Keesa Bond, curator
Small Wonders, Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, Philadelphia, PA
En Masse, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2006
From The Studio III, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA Lia Gangitano, curator
Her Mark 2007, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
19th Annual Northern Juried Arts Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI Phyllis Galembo, juror

2004
Figure and Context, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Liz Afif, curator
Once Every 17 Years, Honeymoon Music, Philadelphia, PA

HONORS & AWARDS
2014 Resident Artist, Soaring Gardens, Ora Lerman Trust, Laceyville, PA
2014 Resident Artist, Soaring Gardens, Ora Lerman Trust, Laceyville, PA
2013 Selected Artist, Made in Philadelphia
2008 Housing Grant, Center for Emerging Visual Artists
2007 Fellow, Career Development Program, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA
2001 The Rochelle Boonshaft Portrait Prize, Woodmere Art Museum’s Annual Juried Exhibition
1998 Ellen Boetell Stockel Scholarship and artist Fellowship, Yale University School of Art

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014 Anne Canfield at Seraphin Gallery, Irena Frumkin, theartblog, Dec, 19
2014 Close to Home, Edith Newhall, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec 15
2014 Anne Canfield poetesse du reel, Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret, Salon Litteraire, Dec 5
2014 Galleries: In Woodmere’s Annual, paintings rule, Edith Newhall, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 16
2013 Dialogues and Correspondence at the Seraphin Gallery, Allison Malafronte, Fine Art Connoisseur, August
2013 Woodmere Focuses on Contemporary Art, Edith Newhall, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2
2011 Le petit interview intempestif de: ANNE CANFIELD, Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret, Arts-Up, France
2011 Line Up, Victoria Donohue, The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 4
2011 Holly Otterbein’s First Friday Hit List, Holly Otterbein, The Philadelphia City Paper, January 5
2009 Anne Canfield; Portraits and Landscapes of Inner Selves, Olga Dvornikova, Too Shy To Stop, Nov. 23
2009 Last Chance, My Dog Speaks, Holly Otterbein, The Philadelphia City Paper, June 2
2009 Peering Into the Darker Side of the Animal World, Edith Newhall, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 31
2009 Animal Collective, Roberta Fallon, The Philadelphia Weekly, May 20
2008 Tiny Tales, Edith Newhall, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec.14
2007 Her Mark Datebook, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Hiro Sakaguchi
Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION
1996 MFA Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1993 BFA The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2015 Anne Canfield & Hiro Sakaguchi, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Avert, Escape or Cope With, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE Maiza Hixson curator
2013 Vapor Trail of Debris, Galerie Hübner and Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany
2012 Two Zero One Two, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011 No Particular Place to Go, Morris Gallery, PAFA American Museum, Philadelphia, PA Julien Robson, curator
2010 No Place Is Strange, Galerie Hübner and Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany
2009 Idle Daydreams, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2007 Traveler’s Tale, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Away, The Center for Emerging Visual Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2004 ESORAGOTO (Untrue like in painting), Challenge Exhibition, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
2000 I paint, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA
1997 Cities on the Move, T. Ozawa’s Project, Nasubi Gallery, Wiener Secession, Austria

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBTIONS
2014 Hans Ulrich Orbist’s “Do it”, The Galleries at the Moore, Philadelphia, PA Katie Johnson, curator
2014 A(rt)vocation, Project Space DE, Wilmington, DE Margaret Winslow curator
2014 Flowering, Nancy Margolis Gallery, NY, NY
2014 Drawing Now Philadelphia, ArtSpace Liberti, Philadelphia, PA Sabina Tichindeleanu, Emilie Keim Viss, curators
2014 Force Field Project, Make/Shift, Philadelphia, PA Joe Bartram, Tim Eads, Joe Patucci, curators
2014 Compulsive Narratives: Stories that MUST be Told, Stedman Gallery at Rutgers, Camden, NJ Cheryl Harper, curator
2013 cutlog New York, The Clemente, with Galerie Hübner and Hübner, NY, NY
2013 Centenial Juried Exhibtion, Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, DE John B. Ravenal curator
2012 All Together Now, Window on Race Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA Kaytie Johnson curator
2012 Just Like Honey, Air Sweet Air, Saint Paul, MN Cheryl Wilgren curator
2012 Haunting Narratives: Detours from Philadelphia Realism, Woodmere Art Museum,Philadelphia, PA Matthew Palczynski, curator
2012 New Fiction, New Wilmington Art Association, Wilmington, DE Brookes Britcher, curator
2012 Museum Show 1, ALNOLFINI, T. Ozawa’s Project, Nasubi Gallery Bristol, UK
2012 volcano / kaboom: Hiro Sakaguchi, Serena Perrone and Alina Josan, Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont Collage, Rosemont, PA
2011 New Trails, Chestnut Hill Artists Initiative, Philadelphia, PA Brookes Britcher, curator
2010 Inscrutable, Asian Arts Initiative & UD at Crane gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Between the Studio and Facebook: Danielle Burske, Main Line Art Center, Haverford,PA Chuck Thurow, curator
2010 Philadelphia Painters, The Painting Center, NY, NY Matthew Farina, curator
2010 Philadelphia Story, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA Sarah Roche, curator
2009 Landschaft, Galerie Hübner and Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany
2008 PULSE MIAMI, Miami, FL with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Fantastical Imaginings, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE Susan Isaacs, curator,
2008 Global Suburbia, Abington Art Center, Philadelphia, PA Sue Spaid, curator
2008 Sense of Place, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Emerging to Established, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Useless Weapon, Green Lantern, Chicago, IL
2007 Naked Paper, Tower Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2007 Drawnwork, Littman Gallery, Portland, OR
2007 Christopher Hartshorne & Hiro Sakaguchi, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Sub Terrain, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA Sean Stoops, curator
2006 Diorama!, Padlock Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Alina Josan, curator
2006 Works on Paper 2006, Arcadia University Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Cornelia Butler, juror
2006 Drawing for it 2, Spector, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Since 1994, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2006 INHABIT, Apartment show, Philadelphia, PA Sean Stoops, curator
2004 Answer with Yes and No, T. Ozawa Exhibit, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2004 Kotatsu-ha 2, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Makoto Aida, curator
2004 Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2004 Creative Artists Network at The West Collection, SEI, Oaks, PA
2002 15 Exposures, US Artists, 33rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA
1999 Cities on the Move, Nasubi Gallery, KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
1997 Kotatsu-ism, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Makoto Aida, curator

ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS
2013 Nominee: Pew Fellowship in the Arts, The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage
2012 Selected Panelist: Van Gogh Up Close, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA with Joe Rishel, Zoe Strauss, and Emily Brown
2010 Nominee: Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
2008 Selected Panelist: Beyond Super-Flat, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA with Nami Yamamoto and Keiko Miyamori
2006 Featured Artist/Curator: Creatively Speaking, WRTI radio interview with Jim Cotter, discussing the Picture Journal Project, Philadelphia, PA
2005 Recipient: The Alumni Travel Grant, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA
2004 Recipient: The Choice of Award, City Paper, Philadelphia, PA
2004 Recipient: Fleisher Challenge, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
1998 Selected Panelist: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA Featuring RIKRIT TIRAVANIJA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Night Kitchen Interactive, Philadelphia, PA
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2010 I Can’t Get You Out of My Mind, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Caution Art in Here, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2009 My Dog Speaks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Useless Weapon, Green Lantern Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Picture Journal Project, Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

TEACHING
Current:
Faculty, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Adjunct Faculty, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Mentor, MFA Program, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Visiting Artist, lecture and critique, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2008 Visiting Artist, lecture, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2007 Visiting Artist, lecture, Food for Thought, Summer MFA, University of the Arts,Philadelphia, PA

2002 Adjunct, Painting Department, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA