Caren Canier

1. I’m not sure exactly when I first met Harry, but I know that we were introduced by Peter Charlap.   I remember going to a party at Harry and Cathy’s house around the time that my husband, Langdon Quin, taught at Vassar.  It must have been in the eighties or early nineties.

2. My paintings have almost always been representational, with occasional forays into non-representational abstraction. While my early work was primarily made from observation, painting en plein air and from life in the studio, in the past 25 years I’ve moved toward a more invented mode of observing reality. I work in collage and mixed media to make paintings that explore historical themes in relation to contemporary observations, both in terms of formal qualities and content.

- December 1, 2014