Infinite Anomaly: Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Infinite Anomaly is a series of oil and pigmented silicone paintings and works on paper. These works retain Jeffrey Gibson’s customary use of ”lush and visually intoxicating” environmental landscapes accumulated by brightly colored gestural paint-strokes, glossy transparent pours, and layers of pigmented silicone, while introducing (for the first time in Gibson’s work) human forms, seemly engrossed by their sensual surroundings. The series depicts an Arcadian and utopian ideal where nature exists, at least for a moment, free of human domination while allowing people to celebrate in sensuous and innocent abandon, a circumstance that can’t possibly sustain itself.
Jeffrey Gibson (Choctaw/Cherokee) is a painter and installation artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in London, England with a Master of Arts degree. Before moving to New York, Gibson exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in both London and Norway. Since returning to the U.S., he has exhibited in museums and galleries in New York, Boston, Texas, and Connecticut. His work has been published in various books and magazines in the U.S., England, Norway, and Spain. His paintings and installations have been featured in exhibitions at The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The Jersey City Museum, and The National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution). Gibson is represented by Samson Projects in Boston. Gibson is an artist leader in Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program.