Marc Straus

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Jeffrey Gibson grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, Korea, England and elsewhere. He is also a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee. This unique combination of global cultural influences converge in his multi-disciplinary practice of more than a decade since the completion of his Master of Arts degree in painting at The Royal College of Art, London in 1998 and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995.

Gibson’s artwork intermingles elements of traditional Native American art with contemporary artistic references. Thus powwow regalia, 19th century parfleche containers, and drums are seamlessly merged with elements of Modernist geometric abstraction, Minimalism, and Pattern and Decoration. Here there is an echo of Frank Stella and Josef Albers – canonized in our current dialogue which has little or no inclusion of Native American art which Gibson provides comparable weight and equivalence.

Gibson’s artworks are in the permanent collections of many major art museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Canada, the Nasher, the Nerman, Crystal Bridges, and the Denver Art Museum. Recent solo exhibitions include SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah and Atlanta), the National Academy Museum in New York, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Cornell Museum of Fine Art. The Denver Art Museum will mount a traveling mid-career survey in the Spring of 2018, to be followed by a smaller solo exhibition at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art in the fall of 2018. He has participated in Greater New York, Prospect New Orleans, the Everson Biennale, and Site Santa Fe. Gibson is a member of the faculty at Bard College and a past TED Foundation Fellow and Joan Mitchell Grant recipient.

Portrait image by and courtesy of Jessica Goehring

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Selected Works
2016
Acrylic On Canvas
96 x 84 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
Horizon

2016
Acrylic On Canvas
96 x 84 inches

2016
Acrylic on Canvas
70 x 57 inches
(177.8 x 144.8cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Upstream

2016
Acrylic on Canvas
70 x 57 inches
(177.8 x 144.8cm)

2016
Recycled wool, glass beads, artificial sinew, druzy agate stone, copper jingles, nylon fringe, repurposed wood block, custom maple pedestal
85 x 28 x 12 inches
(216 x 71 x 30.5 cm)
with pedestal -  Marc Straus Gallery
GET UP, STAND UP

2016
Recycled wool, glass beads, artificial sinew, druzy agate stone, copper jingles, nylon fringe, repurposed wood block, custom maple pedestal
85 x 28 x 12 inches
(216 x 71 x 30.5 cm)
with pedestal

2016
Driftwood, hardware, recycled wool army blanket, canvas, glass beads, Artist’s own repurposed painting, artificial sinew, metal jingles, metal studs, nylon fringe, nylon ric rac, high fire glazed ceramic
92.5 x 39 x 64 in -  Marc Straus Gallery
WHAT DO YOU WANT? WHEN DO YOU WANT IT?

2016
Driftwood, hardware, recycled wool army blanket, canvas, glass beads, Artist’s own repurposed painting, artificial sinew, metal jingles, metal studs, nylon fringe, nylon ric rac, high fire glazed ceramic
92.5 x 39 x 64 in

(Detail) -  Marc Straus Gallery
WHAT DO YOU WANT? WHEN DO YOU WANT IT?

(Detail)

2015
Drift wood, hardware, wool, canvas, glass beads, quartz crystal, artificial sinew, metal jingles, nylon fringe, acrylic, high fire glazed ceramic
72.5 x 53 x 112 in -  Marc Straus Gallery
SPEAK TO ME IN YOUR WAY SO THAT I CAN HEAR YOU

2015
Drift wood, hardware, wool, canvas, glass beads, quartz crystal, artificial sinew, metal jingles, nylon fringe, acrylic, high fire glazed ceramic
72.5 x 53 x 112 in

2016
Repurposed Punching Bag, Repurposed 
Wool Army Blanket, Glass Beads, Metal Studs, Tin Jingles, Artificial Sinew, Nylon Fringe and Steel
80 x 14 x 14 in
203.2 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
KNOW YOUR MAGIC, BABY

2016
Repurposed Punching Bag, Repurposed
Wool Army Blanket, Glass Beads, Metal Studs, Tin Jingles, Artificial Sinew, Nylon Fringe and Steel
80 x 14 x 14 in
203.2 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm

2016
Repurposed Punching Bag, Repurposed
Wool Army Blanket, Glass Beads, Metal Studs, Tin Jingles, Artificial Sinew, Nylon Fringe and Steel
80 x 14 x 14 in -  Marc Straus Gallery
MANIFEST DESTINY

2016
Repurposed Punching Bag, Repurposed
Wool Army Blanket, Glass Beads, Metal Studs, Tin Jingles, Artificial Sinew, Nylon Fringe and Steel
80 x 14 x 14 in

2015
found punching bag, glass and plastic beads, steel studs, nylon fringe, copper cones, nylon fringe, artificial sinew, quartz crystals, acrylic paint
73 x 14 x 14 inches / 185 x 36 x 36 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
One Becomes the Other

2015
found punching bag, glass and plastic beads, steel studs, nylon fringe, copper cones, nylon fringe, artificial sinew, quartz crystals, acrylic paint
73 x 14 x 14 inches / 185 x 36 x 36 cm

2016
Glazed Ceramic, Enamel Paint
18 x 10 x 10.5 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
They Whisper

2016
Glazed Ceramic, Enamel Paint
18 x 10 x 10.5 inches

2015
Wool, Steel studs, Glass beads, Artificial sinew, Metal jingles, Acrylic yarn, Nylon fringe, canvas
89 x 66 x 5 in / 226 x 168 x 13 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
AMERICAN HISTORY (JB)

2015
Wool, Steel studs, Glass beads, Artificial sinew, Metal jingles, Acrylic yarn, Nylon fringe, canvas
89 x 66 x 5 in / 226 x 168 x 13 cm

2015
Repurposed wool army blanket, glass beads, steel studs, nylon fringe, artificial sinew, tin jingles
42 x 77 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches / 107 x 197 x 11 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
When Push Comes to Shove

2015
Repurposed wool army blanket, glass beads, steel studs, nylon fringe, artificial sinew, tin jingles
42 x 77 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches / 107 x 197 x 11 cm

2016
Wool, canvas, repurposed painting, glass beads, shell, steel, tin jingles, sequins, nylon fringe
61.5 x 43 in / 156 x 109 cm
 -  Marc Straus Gallery
IN NUMBERS TOO BIG TO IGNORE

2016
Wool, canvas, repurposed painting, glass beads, shell, steel, tin jingles, sequins, nylon fringe
61.5 x 43 in / 156 x 109 cm

2016
Glass Beads, Artificial Sinew, Metal Studs, Repurposed Wool Army Blanket and Wood
60 x 42 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
WHAT DO YOU WANT? WHEN DO YOU WANT IT?

2016
Glass Beads, Artificial Sinew, Metal Studs, Repurposed Wool Army Blanket and Wood
60 x 42 inches

2013
Elk hide over antique ironing board, acrylic paint, graphite
54 x 13 inches
(137.2 x 33 cm)
 -  Marc Straus Gallery
Shield No.12

2013
Elk hide over antique ironing board, acrylic paint, graphite
54 x 13 inches
(137.2 x 33 cm)

2013
Birch panel, graphite, acrylic and oil paint
68 x 87 x 2.5 inches / 172.7 x 221 x 6.4 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Aurora

2013
Birch panel, graphite, acrylic and oil paint
68 x 87 x 2.5 inches / 172.7 x 221 x 6.4 cm

Exhibitions
On Deck

July 11 - August 23, 2013

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