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Faculty News : Jul 7, 2016

Lisa Iglesias opens “ROUT ROWT” exhibition at Gibbs Street Gallery

By Briana Lirio

Lisa Iglesias is an associate professor at the University of Florida’s School of Art and Art History. Her exhibition, “ROUT ROWT,” opened May 13 at Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville, Maryland. “ROUT ROWT” showcased the haptic qualities of paper, graphite, concrete and textiles, while engaging in traditions of drawing and pattern usage. The exhibition blended image and materiality.

The title of the exhibition plays on the word “root” and symbolizes the unveiling that comes when one digs. The word “ROWT” parallels the pattern and rarities found within Iglesias’ work.

“Touch and time figure prominently in these new works on paper, installation and sculpture,” Iglesias said while describing her work. “Engaging qualities of paper, graphite, concrete, textiles, drawing and pattern, I consider various modes of marking time and the potential relationships formed by spatial and material confluences. These works slip between object and drawing, image and materiality, natural forms and human-made constructions.”

‘ROUT ROWT’ was made possible in part by VisArts at Rockville, the School of Art + Art History and College of the Arts at the University of Florida, and a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts she said.

“I would like to extend thanks to Susan Main Frank McCauley, Alice Nappy, Bernard Howe with the Cambria Hotel and Suites, Elli Hernandez, Anderson Toledo, Christina, Peter Neame, and Magnolia Laurie for their help in this exhibition," Iglesias said.