Please join us this Friday, April 12th for the opening reception of "AWAKEN" a solo exhibition of new paintings by Gibbs Rounsavall. The reception is from 5 - 9 pm.
"When my daughter Edie was born on June 24, 2011, my life, my practice, my everything was jolted into the stratosphere. Her presence has ushered in a heightened awareness and a personal sense of rebirth within me that paralleled her endless discovery of life and the world. Her exploration involves a sense of immediacy where everything in her line of vision and within her grasp is subject to her full attention.
This series is my attempt to model this focused attention with the voice of each piece imbuing life into the next, progressing in complexity just as Edie progresses everyday. Creating a sense of movement with color, line, and shape has always been a creative focus of mine. Through movement and rhythm, the surface becomes energized with a sense of harmony, a pulse, a life of its own. My interest in harmony led me to use the circle, the most common symbol in existence. Representing everlasting life and wholeness it provides a framework for infinite possibilities of creation.
To say that it is "inspiring" is not even scratching the surface of this new level of consciousness accompanying Edie's presence. Ironically, even as my time in the studio has been abbreviated, it has turned out to be the most prolific time of my life. The mysteries of life are more poignant now with the joy and beauty of each moment amplified through this new journey with her." --Gibbs Rounsavall, 2013
To learn more about Gibbs Rounsavall and his work, please visit his website.
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