June 16, 2018

Dadabloge - Boston, MA

mixed media
(cardboard storage box w/ metal staples, cellophane tape)
(eleven collages - paper clippings, metal staples and graphite on paper)
© 2018 Gary A. Bibb 

Created for the Dadabloge Project sponsored by Mobius Artists Group, Boston, MA. The project is an homage to Tristian Tzara's Dadaglobe which was slated to be published in 1921 but cancelled due to financial and organizational difficulties. Dadaglobe was an anthology of the Dada art movement with its primary intent to be a snapshot of Dada's expanding incarnation.

The Dadabloge Project runs thru the month of June 2018.

January 22, 2018

International Art Exhibit - Puerto Rico

mixed media w/ collage
© 2018 Gary A. Bibb

A traveling international art exhibit entitled "Viva el Arte" (Live the Art) will be presented throughout Puerto Rico in 2018 at various venues - libraries, cultural centers, universities, art galleries and museums. The exhibition dates and locations are currently under review and will be disclosed when finalized. I'm grateful to participate in this exhibition, hoping the local Puerto Rican artists and audiences will be encouraged and inspired to overcome their adversities.

In September 2017 Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, one of the most catastrophic storms that has occurred in recent decades in the Caribbean region. Many of our art museums and cultural institutions, as well as our visual artists suffered damages in their facilities, workshops and art projects, leaving cultural activity in our art scene paralyzed. In these moments of cultural crisis and uneasiness, the Asociación de Artistas Plásticos de Puerto Rico Inc. (the Association of Visual Artists of Puerto Rico in English), desire that the visual arts part of our culture are rehabilitated quickly in the local and international sphere.

This project, Viva el Arte, seeks to demonstrate that regardless of natural or man-made adversities, art and culture will always manifest and shine for the enjoyment of humanity.

January 20, 2018

Art Exhibits in 30 countries

As of early 2018 I have exhibited in 30 different counties, 20 American states and had artwork on-board the Space Shuttle which orbited the planet. I'm grateful to all who have made this possible. I continue to pursue exhibition opportunities in various locations and look forward to openings in additional states and new countries. A special thank you to everyone in the audience throughout the world who have viewed my artwork.  GB

September 2, 2017

Red Carpet Art Exhbit - Los Angeles, CA

mixed media w/ collage
© 2014 Gary A. Bibb  

A Red Carpet art exhibit and reception was presented by the Touchon & Co. Gallery and Bullet Entertainment Studios (a film industry production company) in Los Angeles, CA. Several hundred members of the Hollywood film industry (producers, directors, actors, etc.) were in attendance at the special event on August 5, 2017. The exhibit remains on view at the gallery and is open to the public. Several of Gary A. Bibb's artworks are part of this exhibition.

From the press release: The red carpet will host several film celebrities and art collectors with featured artists such as Zach Touchon, Tadeusz Torzecki, Gary Bibb, Assif Assefi, Martin Wolfe and other various prominent and emerging artists for a night of special viewing.

 Photo: Touchon & Co. Gallery

mixed media w/ collage on canvas
© 2012 Gary A. Bibb 

It's always good to be displayed by the cocktail and caterer's area - draws a crowd.

Hollywood likes to mingle and connect, especially when they feel comfortable - away from the paparazzi.

Photos: Touchon & Co. Gallery

mixed media w/ collage on canvas
© 2012 Gary A. Bibb 

Photos: Touchon & Co. Gallery 

September 1, 2017

International Art Exhibit - Finland

mixed media w/ collage
© 2017 Gary A. Bibb

"100 Years of Freedom" - an international art exhibit celebrating the first centennial of Finnish independence. The exhibition will be presented at the Main Library Gallery in Pälkäne, Finland.

Exhibit Calendar: November 2017 


Photos: Pälkäne Main Library

Note: The exhibition prospectus requested all artists to use a horizontal orientation for the artworks. It is very unusual for me to create in this manner due to my vertical preference but I couldn't pass up the opportunity (perhaps once in a lifetime) to exhibit in Finland.

August 2, 2017

Art Exhibition - Los Angeles, CA

"Chronic Inflammation / Divine Healing"
mixed media w/ collage
 © 2017 Gary A. Bibb  

Hoyt Gallery at the Keck School of Medicine (University of Southern California) in Los Angeles, CA presents “PAIN 2”, an international exhibition featuring artworks depicting physical and mental pain. "Our hope is this exhibit will give medical students a visual representation of what their future patients will be going though. We want them to see their patients as people, not just symptoms." I also participated in the first "PAIN" exhibit (2014) at UCLA. For info click here.

Exhibition Calendar:  September 1 – Oct 27, 2017

Photo: Keck School of Medicine, USC

Hoyt Gallery (Not the actual Pain 2 exhibit)
Photo: Ricardo Carrasco III

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I was discussing my process of creating artwork with one of my collectors and decided to produce a short series of photos which provide a glimpse into the various stages. Each piece is a result of hundreds (perhaps thousands) of decisions and changes, some very subtle, others dramatic. Sometimes I begin with a quick drawing using pencil or watercolor marker (as in this artwork). More frequently I start by applying paint or collaged elements then use various media and techniques to bring the piece to resolution. This small artwork required approximately 26 actual working hours over a period of 3 days. (The slideshow loop is in 10 second intervals.)

"Chronic Inflammation / Divine Healing"
 © 2017 Gary A. Bibb   

July 14, 2017

International Art Exhibit - Germany

"Lumini Veritatis: The Reformation Illumination"
mixed media w/ collage
© 2017 Gary A. Bibb   

In the year 1517, clergyman Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This document was a list of theological issues he had with the prescribed teachings of the Church of Rome, beginning what has come to be known as the Protestant Reformation. To commemorate the 500th anniversary of this event, an international exhibition in honor of Martin Luther is being hosted in Germany. 

OBE Gallery

Exhibition Calendar: October - November 2017