225 West Santa Clara Street: Bibby Gignilliat
SLATE is pleased to present works by Bibby Gignilliat at 225 West Santa Clara Street, on view now through April 6, 2022.
225 West Santa Clara Street Lobby, San Jose
To view this exhibition, visit the address above during regular business hours, Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-652-4085 for a private viewing appointment.
Bibby chooses to work in mixed media, using collage and acrylic, because “it’s forgiving. I love bold colors, geometric shapes and text which come alive with whimsy on wood panels and paper. I am happiest when I am drawing outside the lines on the canvas and in life.”
Over the years, her work has been inspired by her own personal growth and the realization that the only limits she faces are self-imposed. Art allows her to let go of control and surrender to the painting in front of her. For Bibby, “each piece expresses a feeling I am experiencing, an aspect of growth I am facing, or a question I am contemplating as I create it.“
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bibby Gignilliat has been creative since she picked up her first crayon. She started private art classes at 10 but put her art career on hold at 11, after being criticized by her art teacher. Turning her adult creative talents toward cooking, Bibby became a marketing manager for Williams-Sonoma, and then decided to go to culinary school. From there she offered interactive cooking classes which evolved into the company Parties That Cook. The business was successful, but Bibby had an epiphany when she realized one day that she had forgotten what she truly liked to do, which was to paint. Coming full circle, Bibby sold the business and shifted her focus to becoming a full-time mixed media artist, living and working in Sausalito, California.