Antwon Ford began learning the art of sweetgrass basketry at the age of four by watching his grandmother in her kitchen in Mt. Pleasant, SC. At seven years old, he sold his first basket to a family member for $5, and was hooked.
While experimenting with the grasses, Ford used mathematics and science to create sculptures with traditional materials. In 2009, he began his "GrassinMotion" project, striving to produce sweetgrass objects that exemplified the space-time continuum of the fourth dimension. The patterns and configurations of Ford's work are greatly influenced by Gestalt psychology, spatial dimensions, and shadow resulting from direct light.
Public Studio Hours:
Friday, 12PM - 5PM
Saturday, 12PM - 5PM
The Gibbes Visiting Artist Series complements our exhibition program and promotes creativity, new art forms, and offers perspective on larger community issues. The program features contemporary artists whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South.
Support for our Visiting Artist Series is generously provided by Art Bridges, Art Mag, SC Arts Commission, and the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation.
Alexandria Dickerson explores the ramifications of black subjugation and the utopian potential of Afrofuturism through the mediums of oil painting and woodcarving.READ MORE
Marina Dunbar's paintings are nature-based abstractions, composed through harmonious movement, material improvisation and layers of translucent color.READ MORE
Daisy McClellan utilizes century-old traditional techniques like punch needle rug making and sewing in new and creative ways.READ MORE
Painting and sculpting in mixed media, Susan Klein's current work explores the way that people imbue objects with the power to hold memory.READ MORE