Tim Liddy: Strategem

November 7 – December 13, 2008

Circa 1966 (What Shall I Be?), 2008

Oil and enamel on copper

9 5/8 x 18 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches

Circa 1967 (Football), 2008

Oil and enamel on copper

14 7/8 x 20 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches

Circa 1936 (Monopoly), 2008

Oil and enamel on copper

7 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches

Circa 1934 (Sorry), 2008

Oil and enamel on copper

3 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches

Press Release

William Shearburn Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition entitled, Stratagem by Tim Liddy. The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Friday, November 7th from 6 to 8 pm and continue through December 13th, 2008.

Tim Liddy’s paintings, trompe-l’oeil renditions of original game lids, explore the nostalgia of the past as well reference subtle connotation of current times.  Each work is a replication of a found board game, painstakingly rendered to capture the essence of the original box lid and its demise overtime. From coffee stains to edges that were reinforced with tape, to phone numbers scribbled across the edge, Liddy has meticulously recreated these box lids, to the exact dimension of the original.

Tim Liddy lives and works in St. Louis, MO. He received his MFA from Washington University St. Louis, MO and currently teaches painting at Fontbonne University. Over the last decade, Tim has exhibited on both a national and international level. He has had solo exhibitions in New York and Boston and has also gained international stature with shows in Singapore and London