Froelick Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibit with Gabriel Liston. I Know Who's Drowned- It's Us aptly borrows its title from a line in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Highly accomplished in a range of techniques, Liston here exhibits oil paintings alongside monotypes and small sealed, primed and painted books which resemble Delft tiles.
An inveterate sketchbook keeper, he works from a large collection of on-site landscape drawings and the recorded activities of his three young daughters and their friends. Translating these sketches in to other media, Liston populates his outdoor settings with children at play- they seem to be engaged in adventures that the viewer is granted only a glimpse of. They are seen leaping in to the air, balancing on logs, peering in to culverts, and adopting the strange poses of their pretend enterprise. Liston's lushly rendered urban waterways, canopied woods and coastal rock formations are templates for his characters' vast imagined realities.