Jeffrey Gibson: All Good Fires at Sikkema Jenkins & CO, NYC (Video)

Installation view, Jeffrey Gibson: All Good Fires at Sikkema Jenkins & CO.
Installation view, Jeffrey Gibson: All Good Fires at Sikkema Jenkins & CO.
Installation view, Jeffrey Gibson: All Good Fires at Sikkema Jenkins & CO.
Jeffrey Gibson, Save Me, 2018, acrylic on canvas, glass beads, and artificial sinew inset into wood frame, 82 x 74 x 2.5 inches (208.3 x 188 x 6.4 cm), with frame
Jeffrey Gibson, Work to the Live to The Love to the Slave to the Rhythm, 2018. acrylic on canvas, glass beads, and artificial sinew inset into wood frame, 82 x 74 x 2.5 inches (208.3 x 188 x 6.4 cm), with frame
Jeffrey Gibson, Say My Name, 2018, glass beads, copper and tin jingles, steel and brass studs, and artificial sinew on repurposed trading post weaving and acrylic felt, mounted on canvas, 69 x 41.5 x 3 inches (175.3 x 105.4 x 7.6 cm)
Jeffrey Gibson, Nothing is Eternal, 2018, Repurposed punching bag, acrylic felt, glass beads, metal jingles, artificial sinew, and nylon fringe, 63 x 22 x 22 inches (160 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm)
Jeffrey Gibson, A Little Bit Louder, 2018, printed polyester, canvas, sequin fabric, nylon ribbon, copper and tin jingles, plastic beads, and artificial sinew (on tipi poles), 112 x 74 x 10 inches (284.5 x 188 x 25.4 cm)
Jeffrey Gibson, In Numbers Too Big to Ignore, 2016, glass beads, artificial sinew, copper jingles, metal studs, repurposed wool army blanket, over wood panel, 61.5 x 43 inches
Jeffrey Gibson, I Have Strength left, 2017, Rawhide, acrylic, graphite, metal tacks, canvas, over wood panel, 82 x 65 inches
Jeffrey Gibson, Last Night a DJ Saved my life, 2018, repurposed punching bag, acrylic felt, glass beads, metal jingles, artificial sinew, and nylon fringe, 82 x 20 x 20 inches (208.3 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm)
Jeffrey Gibson, Look How Far We’ve Come!, 2016, glass beads, tin jingles, copper cones, steel, nickel, and brass studs, nylon fringe, artificial sinew, and acrylic paint on wool blanket, mounted on canvas, 69 x 73 x 7 inches (175.3 x 185.4 x 17.8 cm)

Jeffrey Gibson: All Good Fires at Sikkema Jenkins & CO.

March 13 – April 17, 2021

All Images courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins and CO.

Jeffrey Gibson’s multimedia practice synthesizes the cultural and artistic traditions of his Cherokee and Choctaw heritage with the visual languages of Modernism and themes from contemporary popular and queer culture. His work is a vibrant call for queer and Indigenous empowerment, envisioning a celebration of strength and joy within these communities.

Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972, Colorado Springs, CO) grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, Korea, and England. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995 and Master of Arts in painting at the Royal College of Art, London, in 1998. He is a citizen of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and is half Cherokee. He is currently an artist-in-residence at Bard College and lives and works near Hudson, New York.

Gibson’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; Denver Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.; National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR; among many others. Gibson is a recipient of numerous awards, notably a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2019); Joan Mitchell Foundation, Painters and Sculptors Award (2015); and Creative Capital Foundation Grant (2005).

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The press release and the photographs are courtesy of the gallery and the artists.

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