LEO Weekly Staffpicks - 2012

"Gibbs Rounsavall's latest show is "How to be an artist 101"- basically, just do it.  He assigned himself the task of drawing a self portrait everyday for one year. 'On August 30th, 2009,' says Rounsavall, 'I challenged myself to produce one finished piece every day for exactly one year.  Keeping with Milton Glaser's philosophy, 'Limitation stimulates the imagination,' I limited myself to making only self portraits. . .and any mark making tool I could find.  Each drawing was completed with a caption, thus becoming both a visual and written record of the year.  The result of the project was my gaining of a broader, truer sense of self and a reminder of how essential play is in the creative process.'

 —Jo Anne Triplett