Carnegie Visual Arts Center presents the exhibit Sloane Bibb - Minding His Own Beeswax on display November 16, 2012 - January 12, 2013. The solo show of mixed media works features new works and works from private collections rarely seen on public display. The exhibit opens at 5 PM on November 16th during the Artist’s Reception at Fri. @ 5.
Sloane Bibb is a native Alabamian and currently resides in his hometown of Decatur. Bibb is a creative director for a design firm by day and artist by night. Sloane’s grandfather, William C. Bibb, nurtured his artistic endeavors at early age and continued his support throughout Sloane’s education. Sloane started his college education at Auburn University in industrial design, but switched to fine arts to pursue a degree in graphic design.
Part painting, part assemblage, part cultural tableau, Sloane’s work is a potpourri of acrylic paint, wood, metal, paper, canvas, found objects, tar, and beeswax. Simple motifs, including nature and the female form, stand in measured contrast to the quirky compositions, pointed imagery, and high-low mix of materials. The result is a wide ranging and ambitious imagery that captures the rich, black wink of Sloane’s skewed world view. Sloane’s work can be found in galleries in Santa Fe, NM, Park City, UT, Denver, CO and locally in galleries in Nashville, Fairhope, Fayetteville and Decatur.