In his ever-evolving practice, multidisciplinary artist Jeffrey Gibson challenges established conceptions of Native American art and identity, melding facets of popular culture, music, queer iconography, and Western contemporary art with indigenous materials and symbolism. This combination of seemingly disparate aesthetic and thematic elements in Gibson’s art mirrors his personal history. Of Choctaw and Cherokee heritage, Gibson has lived in numerous cities around the world, constantly observing and absorbing different forms of cultural expression.
Source: MacArthur Foundation
Jeffrey Gibson, Aurora, Canvas over birch panels, graphite, acrylic, and oil paint, Overall: 68 x 87 x 2 1/2 in. (172.7 x 221 x 6.4 cm) - made of six separate sections: 1: 35.5 x 32; 2: 33 x 24; 3: 47 3/4 x 25; 4: 40 x 22 1/4; 5: 45 x 21; 6: 38 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches , Courtesy of the artist and Marc Strauss Gallery, New York, New York