Floral Shade (Final Sale)

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by Leah Giberson

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Artist Statement

My current body of work explores the intersection between fact and fiction and the search for a more personal truth that lives somewhere in between. I begin each piece with a photographic image, which I print in sections, cut up and reassemble onto a panel. I then paint over the entire image, covering up and altering anything that feels unnecessary or distracting while turning up the volume on the parts that resonate with me. This process echoes the way we each edit, reconstruct and retell our own memories in order to make sense of them.

"Floral Shade" is a continuation of a series I began in 2008 based on photos I took of old lawn chairs in my mother's yard and on my grandmother's porch. I especially loved the way I would find them arranged at angles in small groupings - evidence of the conversations and connections during their last use. These days, the chairs I paint are usually part of my own ever-expanding collection that fill my basement, porch and attic. I approach this current series more as portraiture than suburban landscape or still life. Arranged forward facing in twos and threes, the chairs become couples, siblings or in this case a mother and child. 



+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.


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Edition Structure:
10"x8" | edition of 20
14"x11" | edition of 200
20"x16" | edition of 50
40"x30" | edition of 10

Leah Giberson

Leah Giberson was raised by artists deep in the woods of New Hampshire. From her earliest memories she was fascinated by the orderly scenes and presumed normality of suburbia, all of which seemed worlds away from her own bohemian upbringing. This tension between fact and fiction in our perceptions continues to be a source of inspiration in her art. Leah received her BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art in 1997 and has lived on the top floor of a triple decker in Brookline, MA ever since.
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