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Jeffrey Gibson: “Said the Pigeon to the Squirrel” at the National Academy Museum

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of attending the opening for Jeffrey Gibson’s latest exhibition “Said the Pigeon to the Squirrel” at the National Academy Museum. Jeffrey is the first artist of the National Academy Museum’s Emerging Artist Spotlight series.

Jeffrey’s artistic practice incorporates geometric shapes and lush colors resulting in the creation of beautifully constructed abstract paintings and sculptures that draw on his Native American heritage and modernist influences (i.e. Picasso and Pollack).

Jeffrey’s ability to leverage the functionality of the objects that he incorporates into his pieces in an at times figurative manner (i.e  heavy bags, iron boards and mirrors) is truly remarkable. Check out a video clip where he shares some insight into his artistic practice.

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