Hyland Glass ‘Transitions’ by Gibbs Rounsavall on First Friday
On the August 4th Republic Bank First Friday Hop Hyland Glass will be closing out ‘Transitions’ by Gibbs Rounsavall. There will be Libations and sweets! The show will include stuning glass rope and glass vessels as well as the work of Gibbs. For those who attend early in the day stop in to neighboring studio Suspend and try your hand at aerial silks, aerial hoop, static trapeze, aerial rope, acrobatics and juggling.
Next month’s show will feature Laurie Bleeker Blayney opening in September.
“Color…can transport us through time.” – Gibbs Rounsavall
I compare my studio practice to that of a scientific exploration embracing the thrill of discovery. The focus of my study has primarily been on relationships between shape and color. Color has such strong associative powers that it can transport us through time eliciting memories while simultaneously suspending the perception of reality.
Although they may appear computer generated, all work is hand painted and drawn, with a closer look revealing faltering lines and imperfections. This is a reflection of my own capacity for self-awareness in the moment where an impulse to make a specific kind of mark reveals itself.
Most importantly, I want my work to provide a positive experience for my audience and a sense of beauty that can enrich their lives by raising an awareness and appreciation for the present moment.