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.
“It’s not so much reproducing what I see,” Gribin said, explaining her painting style. “It’s the body language or the gesture of the model that I’m trying to capture.”
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.
Larry Rivers and Liz Gribin, currently exhibiting in Southampton, each exemplify a reverence for a linear approach to the surface of the work that is too often underappreciated ...