Artists Travel North
Scottsdale- At Vanier Gallery, the
paintings of 28-year-old Tempe artist Candice Eisenfeld introduces
viewers to an ethereal space that shows them insight into their
The part of
Eisenfeld's art education that took place in Jerusalem, in another
desert, may have indirectly inspired her Reflections, a
shiny "acrylic on panel" piece in reds, brown, burnt oranges and
yellow-to-creams. There are two nebulae-resembling images on either
end of an atmospheric landscape. The yellow-to-creams colors of
the distant horizon line are radiant a la Frederick Jackson Turner.
What viewers look toward seems to be a metaphoric center, and
the fires they will go through to get there lie on the edges.
"My experience in Jerusalem
had philosophical influence on me." She said. The viewer's experience
is a journey.
be emerging, but she is a full-time painter represented by eight
galleries throughout the United States, and this work, like many
others sold this season, is priced at $7,250. Check out her Web
site at ww.eisenfeld.com.
Through a special
Tempe Elementary School District program, she teaches art to fifth
is at 7106 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 946-7507.
BY ROBERTA BURNETT
The Arizona Republic
June 29, 2001