Peggy Greenfield 

Photo: Sydney, 2014-17. Archival dye-sublimation print on aluminum, 30 x 20 inches  
Artist Reception: December 2, 6-9PM
On View: December 2, 2017 - January 20, 2018
 Smith Andersen North is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, Constructs, by Peggy Greenfield, featuring a new collection of her sculptural photographic images. Building on her experience as a sculptor, photographer, and painter, Greenfield's new digital artwork draws from traditions of collage and surrealism. 
Greenfield's past work explored photographic aggregates as she focused on assembling collections of her distinct photographic images into different clusters. Each photograph in a given cluster reflected a sliver of reality, however when put together with related images they created a unified and unique essay. 
Her new digital work builds on the concept of communication through conjoined photographs. Here, Greenfield employs technology to alter and combine disparate images so they share a single space. The unified visualization is thus a "real", but not an authentic, representation. The newly constructed images become energetic metaphors that bridge the void between the possible and the impossible and create their own visual essays. 
By bringing dynamic interactions and unusual connections into being, Greenfield comments on humankind's attempt to define, critically evaluate, and manipulate the world and the laws of physics by which it - and we - are governed.  A complex cadence emerges that raises questions about relationships between color, form and content. Greenfield's creative process vividly illustrates writer David Shields' observation that "there are no facts, only art."
Greenfield's digital images, sculptures and paintings can be found in distinguished private and public collections in the United States and abroad. In his critical survey of contemporary artists, Learning to See, critic Bruce Helander describes Greenfield's work as the product of "pushing creative barriers" by an "informed imagination," demonstrating a "willingness to explore risk with the nuances of her art."