Suburban Summer: Paintings by Leah Giberson

Suburban Summer: Paintings by Leah Giberson

Sarah Rainwater
Jun 17, 2010

Boston-based artist Leah Giberson's paintings recall scorching hot summers in suburbs all over America and celebrate the seeming ordinariness of their landscape.

Painted from photographs and devoid of human life, the images have a flat graphic quality that is balanced by the texture she adds to the canvas with cut paper and wood. The images often feature mid-century architecture and design, RVs, and seemingly abandoned spaces.

Giberson offers limited-edition prints of many of her paintings in her Etsy shop and originals are for sale online from the Sebastian Foster Gallery. View more of her work on her flickr site, or see it in person in upcoming shows at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (opening July 2) and at Rare Device in San Francisco (July 9 - August 31). She'll also have a print edition released by Tiny Showcase on June 22 — mark your calendar or you might miss the chance to get your hands on it.

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