Jeffrey Gibson joins Stephen Friedman Gallery

Jeffrey Gibson joins Stephen Friedman Gallery

Stephen Friedman Gallery announced representation of Choctaw-Cherokee artist Jeffrey Gibson. Gibson was born in 1972, Colorado, USA and he currently lives and works in Hudson Valley, New York. The artist combines intricate indigenous artisanal handcraft – such as beadwork, leatherwork and quilting – with narratives of contemporary resistance in protest slogans and song lyrics. This “blend of confrontation and pageantry” is reinforced by what Felicia Feaster describes as a “sense of movement and performance as if these objects … are costumes waiting for a dancer to inhabit them.” The artist harnesses the power of such materials and techniques to activate overlooked narratives, while embracing the presence of historically marginalised identities. Gibson explains: “I am drawn to these materials because they acknowledge the global world. Historically, beads often came from Italy, the Czech Rep
Stephen Friedman Gallery announced representation of Choctaw-Cherokee artist Jeffrey Gibson. Gibson was born in 1972, Colorado, USA and he currently lives and works in Hudson Valley, New York. The artist combines intricate indigenous artisanal handcraft – such as beadwork, leatherwork and quilting – with narratives of contemporary resistance in protest slogans and song lyrics. This “blend of confrontation and pageantry” is reinforced by what Felicia Feaster describes as a “sense of movement and performance as if these objects … are costumes waiting for a dancer to inhabit them.” The artist harnesses the power of such materials and techniques to activate overlooked narratives, while embracing the presence of historically marginalised identities. Gibson explains: “I am drawn to these materials because they acknowledge the global world. Historically, beads often came from Italy, the Czech Rep