Jeffrey Gibson, (American, b. 1972), Jeffrey Gibson: Tipi Poles Performing as Lines (installation view), 2013, Elk-hide covered birch plywood panels, acrylic paint, graphite, found tipi poles, Courtesy of the Artist; Marc Straus Gallery, NYC; and Samson Projects, Boston, Photos by Ken Lopez
January 19–September 1, 2013

Jeffrey Gibson: Tipi Poles Performing as Lines

With this project CFAM debuted four new works created specifically for the Orientation Gallery niches. Gibson’s assemblages encompassed themes of appropriation and power, as well as the speed of modern life, while using traditional Native American motifs in surprisingly contemporary ways.

Jeffrey Gibson grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, Korea, England, and elsewhere. A member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee, his unique combination of global cultural influences converge in his multi-disciplinary practice of more than a decade since the completion of his Master of Arts degree in painting at The Royal College of Art, London in 1998 and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995. Gibson has recently joined the faculty in the Studio Arts Program at Bard College and is a 2012 TED Foundation Fellow.

Jeffrey Gibson was a Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Artist.

Jeffrey Gibson, (American, b. 1972), Tipi Poles Performing as Lines (scene 4), 2013, Elk-hide covered birch plywood panels, acrylic paint, graphite, found tipi poles, Courtesy of the Artist; Marc Straus Gallery, NYC; and Samson Projects, Boston, Photos by Ken Lopez

 

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