LEO Weekly Staffpicks - 2008

Come for the paintings but stay for the drawings. Gibbs Rounsavall’s colorful enamel on aluminum stripes of color have made his name. But it’s his graphite on paper drawings that suck you in. You can feel his creative energy as your eyes travel among the mazes of lines.

This is his first solo gallery show, full of “fresh” paintings and drawings done this year. There’s an immediacy to his art, as if stamped with a “view by” date sticker. Drawing is often labeled as a basic, intimate type of art; Rounsavall throws in an intellectual quality to that mix.

- Joanne Triplet