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Gallery Talk | "Past, Present, Future: Jeffrey Gibson’s New Art History"

Friday, September 28, 2018

11:30 AM

Begins in the Selby and Richard McRae Lobby

Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by Museum curators and educators, as well as local artists and scholars. Led by Elizabeth Abston, Curator of American Art, this gallery talk will explore the depth and power of Jeffrey Gibson’s aesthetic choices in his sculptural works and wall pieces. With vibrant, maximalist aesthetic, Gibson brilliantly merges marginalized histories into the mainstream, all the while exploring facets of American identity through familiar objects are charged through text, beadwork, and patterning.

ART CREDIT: Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), Like A Hammer, 2014. Elk hide, glass beads, artificial sinew, wool blanket, metal studs, steel, found pinewood block, and fur; 56 × 24 × 11 in. Collection of Tracy Richelle High and Roman Johnson, courtesy of Marc Straus Gallery, New York. Image courtesy of Jeffrey Gibson Studio and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California. Photograph by Peter Mauney.