Unearthed: Camyljah Rose and Khaysie Tiburcio

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DateFebruary 3, 2023 - February 25, 2023

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States


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Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 5-7 p.m.  • See it first. See it free. This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors at this free event!

Through their individual practices, Camyljah Rose and Khaysie Tiburcio create art meditating on the idea of discovery. Both artists approach their work with a sense of playfulness. Through experimentation, both artists allow their practice to evolve and change organically, letting one piece grow into the next. This exhibition presents a series of paintings made on the artists’ road to self-discovery. Each painting represents an idea or emotion the artist has unearthed from the tangled roots of her mind. Both artists paint in an effort to understand herself, and with the hope of being understood by the viewer.

As a gardener, Camyljah is fascinated by the parallel between gardening and human relationships. The act of gardening, intentionally guiding the growth of a living thing, makes her reflect on her relationships. She sees flowers as the visual manifestation of the battle happening in the root. Her work uses color and florals to portray conflict, repair, and the scale of the human experience.

Khaysie’s work combines bright colors and playful ambient spaces to create a sense of curiosity. Plants feature in her work as a reference to growth. She sees her paintings as a direct reflection of her personality.

Camyljah Rose

Camyljah Giddens is a Georgian gardener and artist with work focusing on shared human experiences and relating those with flowers. She graduated from Albany State University with a concentration on Fine Art in 2017. After graduation, Giddens shared her education and experience with children as a Visual Arts Teacher. 

As a mother and gardener, Camyljah enjoys creating beautiful experiences with her family and friends. Art for her serves as a documentation of the temporary parts of life. 

Khaysie Tiburcio

Khaysie Tiburcio is trumpeter and artist based in Florida. Born in the Dominican Republic in 2004, where she was first introduced to painting at 4 years old and inspired by her artist uncle Cristian Tiburcio. She views art as a direct extension of her personality and curiosity. Through the use of mixed mediums and abstract styles, Khaysie explores different themes, techniques, events, and emotions that she and others have experienced.

She has exhibited her work through competitions, galleries, and a billboard near I-75 in 2021. Her next goal is to continue experimenting with different mediums incorporate sculpture into her practice in the near future.

In the Theatre Lobby Gallery: Judy: A Mother’s Love by Kinfay Moroti

On a winter day in 1977, Judy Webster frantically paced outside the Department of Children and Families (DCF) building in downtown Chicago.

Four years earlier, Judy’s alcoholism, mental disorders and neglect forced DCF to take her son.

Once inside, Judy met Francis Rose, a highly sensitive, flawed but creative caseworker. Judy pleaded to see her son. Francis said she couldn’t. Judy pleaded more.

Moved by her love, Francis found an unusual way to unite Judy with her son. But for it to work, Judy would have to be vulnerable and trust someone she barely knew.

Created by Kinfay Moroti, Judy: A Mother’s Love, explores love, communication and trust.

Dedicated to Devante’ and Emarie.

Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved ahead of time here.

In the Member Gallery: Sherry Lynn Diaz