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 was an emotional experience for me. ... I just was completely floored by (Gribin’s) work.
This artist's quiet authority is apparent both in person and in her work.
The figures are emotionally loaded. It's not, however, facial expressions that carry the emotion but their postures and placement in space.