Hillsborough Community College’s Gallery 221@HCC on the Dale Mabry campus, Tampa, Florida, opens Wire. Paper. Steel. Sculpture by Dominique Labauvie on Monday, August 19th 2013, with an Artist Reception scheduled for Thursday, September 5th, from 5 to 7pm.
Born in Strasbourg, France and based in Tampa, Mindy Solomon Gallery artist Dominique Labauvie’s work is collected internationally and was recently featured in the Tampa Museum of Art, Musical Lines in My Hand, a 2010 solo exhibition. Labauvie has created site-specific drawings for the Gallery 221 space, joined by a large sculpture forged from Carnegie steel, titled Flying Buttress. Also included are 44 small pieces, each created from the wire surrounding a champagne cork, installed along the gallery walls.
Labauvie states: “Art is never an answer; it is really a question we ask about ourselves. Art is always a beginning; it is never the final point.”
He explains: “In ‘Flying Buttress,’ you have basically one form which is the belt at the top that is suspended in space. What I have achieved in that piece is something I like very much in art: a certain fragility.”
Further discussion will be offered at the Gallery 221 Artist Reception on September 5, at 6pm, when Labauvie will be joined by Gregg Perkins, artist, writer, and University of Tampa Associate Professor, for an informal discussion about the artist’s work and the wire, paper, and steel pieces in the exhibit.
To see Labauvie’s works currently available at Mindy Solomon Gallery, visit his page on our site. Learn more about the artist on the Bio and Vitae tabs.
Gallery 221@HCC, 2nd floor library, Learning Resources Center, Dale Mabry Campus
4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa 33614
Gallery 221@HCC Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 8am – 8pm; Friday and Saturday, 8am – 2pm