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  Tom Leaver
October 14 - November 12, 2005
 

Tom Leaver has been exhibiting his evocative, near-abstract landscape paintings throughout the United States for over twenty years. Veering in and out of abstraction, his imagery appears to be at once dissolving and emerging, shifting subtly from work to work as well as within each particular piece. Leaver applies the paint to his surfaces--whether wood or canvas--with gloved hands rather than brushes or palette knifes, and at the end of the day disrupts the image by brushing turpentine across the top, allowing the paint to drip and dissolve. Randomness and chance play an important role in the work, and the artist may spend months working on a single painting, until something unexpected "clicks." The result is a multilayered work with scumbling, drips, and subtle layers of color that yields imagery bordering on dissolution.
 
 
When, 2005
Oil on canvas
72 x 57 inches

Return, 2005
Oil on canvas
64 x 54 inches

Fable, 2005
Oil on canvas
64 x 54 inches
 
Taci To, 2005
Oil on canvas
40 x 34 inches

Sighting I, 2005
Oil on wood
24 x 18 inches

Sighting II, 2005
Oil on wood
24 x 18 inches
 
Start IV, 2005
Oil on wood
13 3/4 x 12 inches

Start I, 2005
Oil on wood
13 3/4 x 12 inches

Start II, 2005
Oil on wood
13 5/8 x 11 7/8 inches
 
Start III, 2005
Oil on wood
13 3/4 x 12 inches

Start V, 2005
Oil on wood
13 3/4 x 12 inches
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