Saturday, November 23rd 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Quarryville Library will be hosting Artist, Robert D. Libby.
The show will be available to view in the Quarryville Library Carlson Room from November 23, 2019 through January 2020 during library hours. You may call 717-786-1336 for our hours or go to www.quarryvillelibrary.org. The Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the library.
His most recent work explores duality. Multiple images can be seen at once in a delicate balance between realism and abstraction. With inviting color schemes and decipherable subject matter, the viewer is drawn in but still left to decide where they are and what they are seeing. The latest series focuses on the intimacy of the portrait and the moment where time seems to slow down.
Photography is his sketchbook but oil paint is his mode of storytelling. The paintings have a life of their own that exists past the initial photos that inspire them. The handling of the paint shows the motion of the arm as it manipulates the brush. The finished work provokes the viewer to find the balance within duality.
Libby was born in Philadelphia and has lived and worked in Lancaster, and Phoenixville. He now resides in Philadelphia. Libby received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting and a Bachelors of Science in Art Education in 2006 from Millersville University. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2011. Currently, Libby serves as lead art instructor at Perkiomen Valley High School in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.