Event

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 exhibition: ‘A Kind of Confession’

SCAD Museum of Art

Savannah, GA

601 Turner Blvd.


SCAD Museum of Art presents “A Kind of Confession,” the first Southeast solo exhibition by artist Jeffrey Gibson. The title of the exhibition is derived from a quote by African-American novelist James Baldwin: “All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists … are forced, at last, 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.

In his paintings and sculptures, Gibson merges powwow regalia, intricate beading, trade blankets and stretched elk hide with elements of geometric abstraction, minimalism and the mid-1970s Pattern and Decoration movement. A selection of recent work will be shown, including three, new large-scale acrylic paintings, intricately beaded punching-bag sculptures and wall hangings that incorporate textual statements. 

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

Reception: Thursday, June 23, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Panel discussion:

‘Intersections: Person and Place’
A Conversation with Janet Biggs, Jeffrey Gibson and Gamaliel Rodríguez

Thursday, June 23, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Museum hours:

Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The reception and panel discussion are free and open to the public.

Daily admission to the museum is free for all museum members, as well as SCAD students, faculty and staff with a SCAD Card. The exhibition is open to the public with the cost of museum admission.