David Drebin

Canadian, b. 1970


Love stories and landscapes are at the foundation of David Drebin's panoramas, portraits, and neon sculptures. His monograph Love and Other Stories (2007) features solitary women in urban tableaux—high-rise apartments buildings and terraces, freeway overpasses and hotel rooms. Dressed alternately in bikinis, evening gowns, and negligees, the women appear to be in various stages of a love affair. They pout while lying on couches and ascend grand staircases; their legs emerge from doorways and car doors, their concealed upper bodies assumedly engaged in passionate embraces. Drebin's cityscapes present sweeping views of famous locales such as Jerusalem, Paris, and New York and incorporate both built and natural features. In San Francisco Dusk (2010), an illuminated grid of buildings reaches toward the misty blue horizon of the Pacific Ocean.

Career Highlights
Shows Featuring David Drebin
Articles Featuring David Drebin
Contrasting Methods Activate Contessa Gallery’s Art Southampton Presentation
Jul 6th, 2015
Dangerous Beauty: David Drebin’s Glossy Sex Appeal
Jun 27th, 2014
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