On view, a selection of recent explorations by Gary A. Bibb into the realm of mixed media painting and collage. Bibb's unique sense of color and composition express a deeply felt concern with aesthetic considerations and the place of artistic practice in contemporary society. Intimate in scale, Bibb's rich surfaces invite the viewer to linger and discover unknown vistas in these landscapes of the mind.
As the artist states:
"The artist's creative process is more than an intellectual puzzle or an emotional exercise; it is an expression of the soul whereby the rational, emotional and spiritual components of our being work in concert, each playing an integral role.
Confronted with uncertainty and disorder, we strive to resolve these conflicts. Therefore, an artist develops a compulsion to complete the task of selecting, signifying and organizing the various pictorial elements until a personal sense of balance, harmony and purpose is achieved."
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gary A. Bibb was born in Wichita, Kansas and studied architecture at Kansas State University but discovered art to be more compelling. He received his BFA in Visual Art from Emporia State University - Emporia, KS. Most of his artistic career has been lived in Colorado and Southern California. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado.
The artist has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Furthermore, his art is represented in private and corporate collections along with being archived in the following museums and institutions:
Longview Museum of Fine Art - Longview, TX; Museum of Modern Art - NY, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LA, CA; Museu Brasileiro da Escultura - Sao Paulo, Brazil; Museum of Modern Art: UK - Machylleth, Wales; The Shimamoto Art Lab - Nishinomiya, Japan; The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction / Fluxmuseum - Santa Fe, NM; University of California, Santa Barbara, The Hoffberg Archive - Santa Barbara, CA; Ohio State University - Columbus, OH; The National Institute of Art - Buenos Aires, Argentina; Long Island University - Brookville, NY; The Black Mountain College Museum - Asheville, NC; Anne Arundel Community College,Fine Art Archive - Arnold, MD; The A. S. Popov Museum (Communication Art Collection) - St. Petersburg, Russia; University of Pannonia, Sziveri Janos Institute - Veszprem, Hungary; Cambrian College - Sudbury, Ontario, Canada; David Geffen School of Medicine (UCLA) - Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday - Saturday: 2:00 - 6:00
and by appointment