artwork measures 12" x 12"
acrylic over photographic print on panel
Leah Giberson's current body of work explores the intersection between fact and fiction and the search for a more personal truth that lives somewhere in between.
She begins each piece with a printed photograph of a seemingly ordinary and often mundane or cluttered scene, which she then paints directly upon to distill and reveal the visually poignant moments that exist all around us, but are often overlooked.
Glimpses of the more nuanced underlying second stories can be found in the long shadows, reflective surfaces and doors left open. Despite the quiet anxiety and loneliness in these images of isolated trailers, empty chairs, and abandoned pools, there is also a sense of bravery or at least a blind and determined optimism.