LEO Weekly Staffpicks - 2010

"Artists, like all creative people, hope to find their own sense of expression. If they’re lucky, their creativity grows and alters over time so that they have many “voices.” Gibbs Rounsavall is primarily known as a colorist. What you see at his current two-part exhibition is a man pushing the boundaries of that label. The new works are lush, dark and big — so big that they are housed nearby at 720 E. Market St. His more familiar works are displayed in the Green Building Gallery.

“Reflecting back on these past two years, it has become apparent that discovery involves a sense of unfolding in time and requires one to be equally active and passive,” he says. Although still inspired by nature and science, Rounsavall has let himself freely go where he has not gone before."

Jo Anne Triplett