November 8 - December 3, 2022
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Kyle Austin Dunn
Kyle Austin Dunn (b. 1987, Daytona Beach) is a visual artist based in Oakland, California. Dunn works primarily in painting and sculpture. He has shown works at First Amendment Gallery in San Francisco, CA, Circuit 12 Gallery in Dallas, TX, Hap Gallery in Portland, OR, Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA, Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, CA, and SCOPE Art Fair in Miami, FL. He earned an MFA from the University of California at Davis in 2012 and a BFA from the University of Florida in 2010. He is creatively inspired by the enigmatic influences that guide our conditioning.
Laura Payne (b. 1987, Ottawa) is a visual artist based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She received her BFA from the University of Western Ontario (London, ON) and her MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA (Baltimore, MD). Her paintings and new media works have been exhibited widely, at venues such as Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Center (Toronto, ON), School 33 (Baltimore, MD), Conner Smith (Washington, D.C.), the Mendel Art Gallery for their annual fundraiser LUGO (Saskatoon), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON), as well as multiple Nuit Blanche events across the country. Payne has received financial support from the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Ontario Arts Council for multiple projects. She was a finalist for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2017, and the recipient of a Saskatchewan Foundations for the Arts Award in 2018.
Gibbs Rounsavall (b. 1975, Louisville) is a Kentucky based geometric abstract painter who was featured in Louisville Magazine’s, “13 Artists You Need to Know Now” issue. In 2019 he was awarded the Artist in Residence position at the Galt House Hotel, featured in USA Today. Rounsavall earned his BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and his MAT from the University of Louisville. His work can be found in public and private collections worldwide. Rounsavall values perceptual experiences over symbolism and context. These experiences are generated by a combined love of the visual arts and music. Alone, a colour is atonal. But within a composition, it can create steady rhythms, soaring harmonies and visual melodies. The artist’s affection for both disciplines coalesced into a minimalistic approach of mark making that promotes shifts in consciousness.