Jeffrey Gibson : it can be said of them / editor: Siobhan Bradley

Jeffrey Gibson
Editor Siobhan Bradley
Publisher Roberts Projects

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This catalog accompanied a 2021 solo exhibition of works by Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Choctaw, Cherokee), held at Robert’s Projects gallery in Culver City, CA. The exhibition featured bold, geometric new beadworks that explore themes and issues related to LGBTQIA identity. The title of the exhibition comes from a similarly-titled 1969 print by Sister Corita Kent, which depicts images of Jesus, Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Robert Kennedy surrounded by a quote by E.B. White: "It can be said of him, as of few men in like position, that he did not fear the weather and did not turn his sails, but instead, challenged the wind itself to improve its direction and to cause it to blow more softly and more kindly over the world and its people."

"I engage materials and techniques as strategies to describe a contemporary narrative that addresses the past in order to place oneself in the present and to begin new potential trajectories for the future."—Jeffrey Gibson (from the New Museum exhibition "Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect")

Jeffrey Gibson : it can be said of them / editor: Siobhan Bradley, Jeffrey Gibson (American Mississippi Choctaw/Cherokee, born Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1972)

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