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Title Jeffrey Gibson : like a hammer / edited by John P. Lukavic ; essays by Glenn Adamson, Roy Boney, Jr., Anne Ellegood, John P. Lukavic, America Meredith, Jen Mergel, and Sara Riza.

Publication Info. Denver, CO : Denver Art Musiem, 2018.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    704.0397 Gibson,J JEF    Available
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Description 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
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Note "'Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer' is the first major traveling exhibition and catalog devoted to the art of Jeffrey Gibson, who is of Mississippi Choctaw and Cherokee heritage. This mid-career survey focuses on work made since 2011, a pivotal and productive time when he fully developed his own visual language. Widely recognized as a unique and influential voice in both the contemporary art world and the Native American art world, Gibson blends aesthetics to create bold works that speak to both Native and non-Native audiences...Essays explore the role of alternative subcultures, craft, design, futurism, gender, indigenous,aesthetics, intertribal powwow culture, marginalization, materiality, personal biography, popular music, and postcolonialism in Gibson's exuberant and provocative paintings, mixed-media wall works, sculptures, and videos."--Front flap
Contents Foreword / Christoph Heinrich -- Acknowledgments / John P. Lukavic -- What should have been, what is, and what will be / John P. Lukavic -- Powwow [He dreams]: Jeffrey Gibson and indigenous futurism / Roy Boney Jr. and America Meredith -- Three hot cycles / Glenn Adamson -- Artist as bricoleur : Locating punk poetics in the work of Jeffrey Gibson / Sara Raza -- Jeffrey Gibson : Critical exhuberance / Anne Ellegood -- "The human noise we sat there making" : A conversation with Jeffery Gibson / Jen Mergel.
Note Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer," organized by the Denver Art Museum and curated by John P. Lukavic, Denver, CO, May 13 - August 12, 2018; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS, October 2018 - January 2019; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, February 28 - May 12, 2019; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI, June 7 - September 15, 2019.
Includes index.
Summary "A citizen of the Mississippi Choctaw Nation and part Cherokee, Jeffrey Gibson spent time in Germany, England, and Korea in his youth. This mix of cultures informs much of his work, which combines elements from historical and contemporary Native arts and traditions, such as powwow regalia and the use of animal skins, with those from the artistic traditions of Modernism, Geometric Abstraction, and Minimalism. As a gay Native artist, Gibson explores in his work issues of oppression and civil rights in America, as well as universal ideas of love, community, strength, vulnerability, and survival. This magnificent volume focuses on nearly 60 works completed in the last decade, including culturally adorned punching bags, three-dimensional figurative works, text-based wall hangings, painted works on rawhide and canvas, and light and video works."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gibson, Jeffrey, 1972- -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Gibson, Jeffrey, 1972- artist.
Lukavic, John, editor, writer of added commentary.
Adamson, Glenn, writer of added commentary.
Boney, Roy, writer of added commentary.
Ellegood, Anne, writer of added commentary.
Meredith, America, writer of added commentary.
Mergel, Jen, writer of added commentary.
Raza, Sara, 1979- writer of added commentary.
Denver Art Museum, host institution, publisher.
Added Title Like a hammer
ISBN 9783791357331

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