“Dancing In The Counterform” at the State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University Illinois, 401 S. State Street, is an art exhibit not to be missed. Created by artist Richard Shipps, the art pieces take over the gallery by climbing up columns, using light from the huge display windows, and turning corners inside the walls. Then you realize – it is all made of paper.
A self-described rule-breaker, Shipps has approached his art with a passion for figuring out ways to do things that may appear impossible to do. The amazing, intricate “lacework” of design in each piece does seem impossible, yet is exact – just like his primary tool, the Exacto knife, but still flowing, splashing and yes, dancing for the viewer. – Nancy Donohoe
“Dancing In The Counterform” is on display through April 26, 2018 at the RMU State Street Gallery, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. “Almost Closing” reception Tuesday April 24, 6 to 8 p.m