Becky Kisabeth Gibbs


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Becky Gibbs at Important Things Exhibit

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Here’s a photo of me at the opening of the show Important Things, at The Little Galllery Under the Stairs. These pieces are Energeia: A Waking Dream #1, and Energeia: A Waking Dream #2. They are about being in nature and finding solace in nature.

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New Abstract paintings

My most recent works are oil paintings in the series Energeia. These works are the counterpoint to some of the works in my Mindbug series, which address the horror of the pollution humans have created. This series addresses the solace people can find in nature. The works are based on my own photographs taken on walks, hikes, or just when I stop my car to look at something beautiful. The paintings are about motion and light, of moving through nature, expressing the action of experiencing nature. The word Energeia refers to half of Aristotle’s definition of motion – the “being in action”.   Another influence for this series is the Romanticists, for many of the titles, and also some of my thoughts, how the poets escaped in nature and yearned to make the public understand what they felt. What I’m getting from them mostly is their thoughtful words that correlate with my desire for people to understand and have the opportunity to be lost in nature enough to find solace. Humans can be changed by nature, drawn by it’s ability to make us feel comforted in its presence.

Energeia Solace#1 72dpiEnergeia Solace#2 72dpi
Energeia: Solace #1                               Energeia: Solace #2

both:
2009
24″ x 20″
Oil on canvas


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New work, new workshops!

Energeia Near meadows 72dpi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Energeia: Near meadows
24″ x 36″
2009
Oil on canvas

I have been in my studio alot, working on my new abstract painting series Energeia, as well as a few very experimental pieces that I’m having alot of fun with. My workshop schedule for the weeks from June 22 through July 6 will be Tuesday or Thursday from 9:30-12:30 mornings, or 6-9pm. With a minimum of two for each workshop, I’m hoping to be able to run 1-2 per week. Summer workshops are always open to students bringing or starting their own work if they like. I will also be doing specific 3 hour projects, to include:
Abstraction from Nature: the patterns of fruits and vegetables
Abstraction from Nature: Garden Inspiration(flowers & plants)
Abstraction from Nature: Patterns of cells and viruses
Abstraction from Mark-making
Abstract Expressionism: paint and play!

Email me at bskgibbs@aol.com for specific dates and more workshop info, or check my workshop page at
www.fountainstreetstudios.com


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Open studios

The artists at Fountain Street Studios are continuing our First Friday Studio Strolls through May. In April, the 13th Annual Fountain Street Open Studios weekend will be April 3-5. Friday from 5:30-8:30 will be the preview party, and Saturday and Sunday we’ll be open 11am-5pm. Please stop by my studio, 3rd floor east, no. 9, to see me and my work. Drop me an email if you’d like to be added to my mailing list (email and/or snail mail.) check out the list of artists at: www.fountainstreetstudios.com

Here’s a new piece I finished last month, and started on the day the stock market plunged. I decided to call it Pooring down, that’s what the day was like, that’s what the markets were doing, and the piece turned out very dark, unlike others in my Mindbug series.

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Pooring down
2008
30″(H) x 22″(W)
India ink and powdered pigments in acrylic medium on paper