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Stef Driesen, Tommy White

Harris Lieberman Gallery
89 Vandam Street, 212-206-1290
October 4 - November 8, 2008
Reception: Saturday, October 4, 6 - 8 PM
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Harris Lieberman is pleased to announce the second New York solo exhibition of Belgian painter Stef Driesen. In this exhibition Driesen continues to fuse abstraction and figuration, using the body as a landscape for the exploration of erotically charged ideas and imagery. While Driesen’s paintings are primarily related to human form, they also suggest fantasy and imaginary space. His color palette is simultaneously fleshy and earth bound, tones that evoke lust, sky, earth and water. His deft use and light application of paint reinforce the inherent sensuality in his work.

Stef Driesen graduated the Academie Voor Schone Kunsten in Hasselt, Belgium. In the past year his work was featured Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape, Neuberger Museum of Art and Pushing the Canvas, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Belgium. Additionally he has had solo exhibitions at Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, Allison Jacques, London and the Breeder, Athens. Driesen lives and works in Antwerp.


Harris Lieberman is pleased to announce the first exhibition of Tommy White’s sculptures. Initially conceived of as three-dimensional tools for rendering form and space in his paintings, the sculptures have become an important and distinct part of his work in the past several years. Like White’s paintings and drawings, these three-dimensional works are imbued with raw sensuality, beauty, and violence.

Constructed of a variety of materials: plaster, bronze, paint, and discarded bits of worn clothing, the sculptures will be installed hanging from the gallery ceiling. This highlights their relationship to the viewer’s body as well as their own carcass-like form.

Tommy White lives and works in New York. He received his M.F.A from Massachusetts College of Art.

Harris Lieberman is located at 89 Vandam Street, between Hudson and Greenwich. Summer Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 to 6. The nearest subway stops are Houston Street on the 1 line and Spring Street on the C and E lines. For more information please contact the [email protected] or 212.206.1290.
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