The Gibbes Museum of Art welcomes a new exhibit, As the twig is bent… in their Art Sales Gallery beginning Friday, December 10. Former visiting artist Francis Sills will present flowers and floral motifs in his paintings, inspired by an 18th century proverbial saying, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.”
What: As the twig is bent… exhibit
Where: The Gibbes Museum of Art
When: Friday, December 10, 2021 – Sunday, January 30, 2022
The paintings capture flowers at all stages of growth and decay ranging from “Apex Green” to “Dead Flowers,” a nod to the notion of time passing and artistic growth. Another nod to this theme, these current paintings grew out of drawings Sills was working on almost 20 years ago in graduate school.
Francis Sills was born and raised in central New Jersey before moving to Charleston in May 2011. His childhood was spent drawing and constructing things out of cardboard, as he was exposed to many wonders of the natural world through hiking and fishing. Sills is also an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston where he teaches drawing and painting. His works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally and are a part of many private collections.
For images of the As the twig is bent… exhibit, click here.
-Submitted by The Gibbes Museum