The Denver Art Museum is presenting its first major art exhibition featuring contemporary American Indian artist Jeffrey Gibson. The exhibit, a showcase of his work from 2011 to the present is titled Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer, features 65 objects—large and mid-sized figures, wall hangings, beaded punching bags, painted works on rawhide and canvas, as well as videos.
It will open May 13, 2018 and will be on view until Aug. 12, 2018.
"Like a Hammer will feature works from one of the most important periods of my career so far,” said Gibson in a release from the Denver Arts Museum.
“The exhibition begins with artworks that I made just after nearly giving up making art altogether due to feeling misunderstood as an artist and struggling to establish a personal language that describes my experience without compromising it. The objects, sculptures and paintings I've made since 2011 document this journey of establishing my own forward-looking voice influenced by all that has come before me."
The works in Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer take inspiration from the artist’s Choctaw and Cherokee heritage and incorporate materials such as rawhide, tipi poles, sterling silver, wool blankets, metal cones, beads, fringe and sinew.
Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer will be included in general admission and free for members and youth 18 and under.
About the Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world.
For museum information, call 720-865-5000 or visitwww.denverartmuseum.org.
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