The Gibbes Museum of Art will present a new exhibition of works in the Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery on display from October 17th to November 29th. The gallery is now featuring works by past visiting artists Katherine Dunlap and Antwon Ford. Both artists participated in the museum's residency program from August 31- September 27.
The museum provided the following details about each of the artists:
Katherine Dunlap is sensitive to the ways in which our natural environment shapes the first-person experience. She is not only interested in the physical and aesthetic details of our surroundings, but our emotional response to their presence. Whether it be an idealized memory associated with a specific location or an instinctive reaction to a natural space, her work seeks to marry the physical and emotional forms of her environment.
Antwon Ford began learning the art of sweetgrass basketry at the age of four by watching his grandmother in her kitchen in Mt. Pleasant. At seven years old, he sold his first basket to a family member for $5 and was hooked. While experimenting with the grasses, Ford used mathematics and science to create sculptures with traditional materials. In 2009, he began his "GrassinMotion" project, striving to produce sweetgrass objects that exemplified the space-time continuum of the fourth dimension. The patterns and configurations of Ford's work are greatly influenced by Gestalt psychology, spatial dimensions, and shadow resulting from direct light.
The Gibbes’ Visiting Artist Series features the work of local and regional artists; the series promotes creativity, encourages freedom of thought and connects artists with a broader audience. The museum is accepting submissions for the Visiting Artist Series. Artists who live in South Carolina can apply for a four to six-week session. The program features 6 – 8 contemporary artists annually, whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South.
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