Abstraction can push a familiar scene to the limit of recognizability. Liz Gribin takes similar liberties with the human figure and it’s surroundings in her canvas, ‘Noblesse Oblige,’ which took one of the (Heckscher Museum) show’s top prizes.
“I don’t want to face a white canvas. Sometimes I just pour color on.”
The manner is casual, the poses of her figures, their attitudes, are almost offhand. It is her skillful drawing that gives us the subject matter.
She creates a poetic atmosphere and a sensitive and refreshing rendering of the figure which is rare today.