Guest curator Katherine Gibson’s newest exhibition is more than the paradox the name implies. Her goal for Round Square – conversations @large, opening this week at Florida CraftArt, was to create a visual experience for visitors that is both obvious and implied.
“Although the concept may sound deceptively simple, Round Square highlights the conscious and subconscious relationships between shape, color, scale and design across mediums, while offering visitors opportunities to discover unique characteristics of craft conversing around the gallery," Gibson, said in a press release.
Round Square offers an unexpected interpretation of the relationship between basic shapes and colors by displaying pieces in unique ways such as displaying floor sculptures on elevated surfaces and arranging boxes that might normally be stacked into wall pieces.
Gibson works through her company, Arthouse3, as a guest curator, regional art adviser and pop-up gallery creator, giving particular importance to regional and Southern folk art. Round Square features works by celebrated Florida artists Edgar Sanchez Cumbas, Kendra Frorup, Babette Herschberger and Charles Parkhill.
Founded in 1951, Florida CraftArt is a non-profit organization with a mission to grow the statewide creative community. It is the only statewide organization that offers artists an avenue through which their work may be presented and made available for purchase.
Round Square – conversations @large opens on Friday with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by gallery talks with the curator and artists. The exhibit will run through April 22 with guided tours March 22 and April 12. For more information, visit www.FloridaCraftArt.org.
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