Leah Giberson at Rare Device
This is What Remains: New Work by Leah Giberson
July 9 – August 31, 2010; reception date: July 9, 2010
San Francisco design store and gallery Rare Device is proud to present: This is What Remains: New Work by Leah Giberson. The work will occupy the Rare Device gallery July 9 – August 31, 2010. A reception for the show will be held Friday, July 9, 2010 from 7 - 9 pm.
The work of Boston artist Leah Giberson falls somewhere between the worlds of photography, painting and collage. "I begin each piece with photographs of seemingly ordinary and mundane scenes, which I then paint directly upon to distill and reveal the visually poignant moments that exist all around us, but are usually overlooked," says Giberson. There is a quiet anxiety and loneliness in her images of isolated houses, empty chairs, abandoned pools and vacant streets. Shadows loom from unknown/unseen sources, horizon lines become uncomfortably close, people are absent and clues about time and geography are obscured. The work for This is What Remains includes imagery from the suburban landscape of 1950's era homes from Daly City, right outside San Francisco.
Though her work typically depicts suburban scenes, Giberson was raised by artists deep in the woods of New Hampshire. She received her BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art in 1997 and has lived in Boston since finishing school. She made her living as an interactive designer and art director for over ten years, but now paints almost full time. Giberson has had recent solo exhibitions at Gallery M, Boston (2009); Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH (2009); and Office PDX, Portland (2008). Her work has also been included in numerous group shows, online galleries and private collections.
Rare Device is a store and gallery that features functional experiments and original ideas in art, design, craft and fabrication. Owners Rena Tom and Lisa Congdon constantly seek out objects that are beautiful, evocative, well constructed and thoughtful. We are pleased to bring to our San Francisco store an ever-growing roster of local, national and international artists and designers for a truly "rare" experience.
Rare Device (raredevice.net) is located at 1845 Market Street between Valencia and Guerrero Streets. Store/gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7pm and Sunday noon to 6 pm.
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