Stigter Van Doesburg is pleased to present Libby Libby Libby, the third solo show at the gallery by Helen Verhoeven.
In her new work, Verhoeven focuses her attention on the young and beautiful Libby; an artist and local café employee around whom Verhoeven’s entire Berlin neighborhood seems to orbit. Through a series of paintings of the all-willing model, Verhoeven explores the artist-muse relationship. On the one hand, she attempts to capture this charismatic young woman as she appears to be; on the other hand she uses her as an actor, a stand-in for the artist herself, or as a purely formal element of the composition. In each painting Libby -or her image- plays a different role amidst the mayhem of disjointed assemblages. The paintings are crowded and employ a still life logic that is echoed in the accompanying ceramic sculptures.