October 1, 2005 - American Indian Community House Gallery - Jeffrey Gibson: Indigenous Anomaly
October 1, 2005

Jeffrey Gibson: Indigenous Anomaly

American Indian Community House Gallery

‘Psychic Roots’, 2005, oil and pigmented silicone on board
49 x 59 inches
Jeffrey Gibson: Indigenous Anomaly
October 5, 2005 November 23, 2005
Opening Reception:
Wednesday, October 5, 6 – 8PM
American Indian Community House Gallery
708 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
212.598.0100, ext. 240
www.aich.org / www.samsonprojects.com

Jeffrey Gibson is a true artist : one of those who think of re-making a different world based on the one given to us. He is a tailor cut from the fabric of the great adventurers of art : someone who knows how to make a cut, choose strangeness, to offer himself up to the event. And further: re-sew. To detach and join again.

Hélène Cixous, 2005
from the essay, Hériter/Inventer avec Jeffrey Gibson, to be included in a forthcoming catalogue in 2006/07

The American Indian Community House Gallery presents Indigenous Anomaly, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by artist Jeffrey Gibson (Cherokee/Choctaw), from October 5 November 23, 2005. The exhibition will feature five mid to large-scale oil and pigmented silicone paintings, plus works on paper. This new body of work marks the emergence of human forms within the lush and visually intoxicating environment that Gibson has been painting for the past two years. The artist continues building the fantastical landscapes using layers of intensely colored marks, glossy and transparent pours, and his signature use of pigmented silicone, which seems to grow from the imagined terrain meandering across and off of the painted surface.

The figures in the new landscape are engrossed in this sensual environment where, according to Gibson, no hierarchy of man/woman over nature exists. This series depicts a blissful state of utopia where couples are forming and people are frolicking, but there are small clues that this is a momentary condition. As concerns from the real world encroach, eventually the high will wear off and the characters will succumb to their earthly desires and selfish motives.
About the Artist
Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972) is a painter and sculptor living in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Master of Arts degree from the Royal College of Art in London, England in 1998. Before moving to New York, Mr. Gibson exhibited in group and solo shows in both London and Norway.

Since returning to the United States in 1999, Jeffrey has exhibited with the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Samson Projects, Jersey City Museum, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Kean University, and The Morris Museum.

Jeffreys work was recently featured in Out of Bounds; curated by Jennifer McGregor, at The Glyndor Gallery @ Wave Hill, From the Root to the Fruit at Alona Kagan Gallery and Le Désert de Retz at Massimo Audiello, both curated by David Hunt. He has also recently been awarded a Creative Capital Grant to fund a significant body of work to be shown later this year. Jeffrey Gibson is represented by Samson Projects in Boston.
Exhibition Funding Jeffrey Gibson: Indigenous Anomaly is part of the American Indian Community House Exhibition Program, supported by the New York Council for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Creative Capital Foundation.
Public Programs
Art Talk: Jeffrey Gibson
Saturday, October 22, 2005, 2PM
Artist Jeffrey Gibson will give an illustrated lecture about the development of his work as a painter, and the current series at the American Indian Community House, hosted by the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, One Bowling Green, NY, NY, in the Video Viewing Room. More information: 212-514-3700.
Gallery Talk: Jeffrey Gibson
Wednesday, November 2, 2005, 6:30pm
Please join the artist Jeffrey Gibson for a conversation and personal tour of the exhibition Jeffrey Gibson: Indigenous Anomaly at the American Indian Community House Gallery.

The exhibtion is Guest-Curated by Kathleen Ash-Milby, Assistant Curator at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Jeffrey Gibson is represented by Samson Projects in Boston.

For the most up to date information, visit www.aich.org
Gallery Hours: WednesdaySaturday, 126pm; Tuesday by appointment.

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