Jeffrey Gibson, “The Only Way Out Is Through,” detail, glass beads, wool, canvas, artificial sinew, brass studs and brass cones over wood panel, 2015. Courtesy MARC STRAUS Gallery, New York.

Jeffrey Gibson lecture: ‘one becomes the other'

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016


Atlanta, GA

173 14th St. NE

Join us for an artist lecture with Jeffrey Gibson celebrating “A Kind of Confession,” his first Southeast solo exhibition. The title of the exhibition is derived from a quote by the African-American novelist James Baldwin: “All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists… are forced, at least, to tell the whole story.” Gibson is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee, and has lived in the U.S., Germany, South Korea and England. His unique combination of global cultural influences come together in a multidisciplinary practice that intermingles elements of traditional Native American art with contemporary artistic references. Powwow regalia, intricate beading, trade blankets and stretched elk hide merge with elements of geometric abstraction, minimalism and the mid-1970s Pattern and Decoration movement in his paintings and sculptures.

On exhibit at SCAD Atlanta Gallery 1600 from Tuesday, Feb. 2 through Friday, May 20, 2016, will be a selection of recent work, including acrylic on elk hide paintings, intricately beaded punching bag sculptures and wall hangings that incorporate text statements.  

This exhibition is curated by Alexandra Sachs, executive director of SCAD FASH and Atlanta exhibitions.

Reception: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m.

SCAD Atlanta
Gallery 1600
1600 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The artist lecture, exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Presented as part of deFINE ART 2016, which takes place Tuesday, Feb. 16 through Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.

All deFINE ART lectures, receptions and events are free and open to the public.