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Artist Talk: Jeffrey Gibson

June 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/ Cherokee), I PUT A SPELL ON YOU, 2015. Repurposed punching bag, glass beads, artificial sinew, and steel; 40 × 14 × 14 in. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Museum purchase, 2015.11.1. Image courtesy of Jeffrey Gibson Studio and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California. Photograph by Peter Mauney.

“It’s always been about using my personal narrative to complicate the popular notions of being queer, being gay, being Native American—any of these singular adjectives.”

Jeffrey Gibson’s multi-faceted paintings and sculptures combine traditional Native American techniques and materials with popular culture imagery and modernist abstraction. Gibson will discuss the development of the unique iconography that he has created to explore the complexities of identity.

Join us on June 7 for the opening of Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer. At 6:30 pm, the artist will talk about his practice and works in the exhibition. Like a Hammer will showcase Gibson’s highly acclaimed multi-disciplinary work and points to a moment when his artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage. Enjoy live music from BingBong, hors d’oeuvres from Fresco, and a cash bar in the Rooftop Sculpture Garden.

Free for MMoCA members/$10 for non-members. Lecture hall seating is limited.

MMoCA Openings are sponsored by Newcomb Construction Company and The Alexander Company with additional support from Fresco, and media support from Isthmus.


June 7, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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