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LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter Ocula Report LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter 14 Jun 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See 6 Jun 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...

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Jeffrey Gibson

b. 1972, USA

Jeffrey Gibson’s paintings and sculptures are inspired by the traditional craft and modern arts of Native American cultures. His sense of pride and desire to reclaim ownership of these histories counter the potentially negative connotations of craft that have been placed onto Native American Art, situating his work within the pantheon of abstract modernism.

Jeffrey Gibson attended The Art Institute of Chicago (BFA) and The Royal College of Art, UK (MA). He is half-Cherokee, a member of The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and was raised in the United States, Germany, and South Korea. Gibson's artworks are in the permanent collections of many major art museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, and the Denver Art Museum. In 2013 he had one-person exhibitions at The ICA Boston, National Academy Museum NYC, and the Rollins Museum. In 2014 he will have a one-person exhibit at The Denver Museum of Art.

Featured Artworks

Don't Make me Over by Jeffrey Gibson contemporary artwork
Jeffrey GibsonDon't Make me Over, 2017 nylon, glass beads, artificial sinew, monofilament, acrylic batting, steel, and wood frame
61.38 x 53.5 x 2.62 inches
Lehmann Maupin
I Have Strength Left by Jeffrey Gibson contemporary artwork
Jeffrey GibsonI Have Strength Left, 2017 rawhide, acrylic, graphite, metal tacks, and canvas on panel
82 x 65 x 3 inches
Lehmann Maupin
Making the Best of a Bad Situation by Jeffrey Gibson contemporary artwork
Jeffrey GibsonMaking the Best of a Bad Situation, 2017 Glass beads, artificial sinew, metal studs, tin jingles, canvas, wood
43 x 34 inches
Lehmann Maupin

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Whitney Biennial 2019: Between Resistance and Complicity Ocula Report Whitney Biennial 2019: Between Resistance and Complicity 31 May 2019 : Banyi Huang for Ocula

The longest-running survey of American art, the 79th instalment of the Whitney Biennial (17 May–22 September 2019) is driven by a collective sentiment of sociopolitical consciousness. Curated by Whitney staff curators Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley, the exhibition draws on the work of 75 artists and collectives working in the United States. On...

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Best of 2018: Our Top 20 Exhibitions Across the United States Related Press Best of 2018: Our Top 20 Exhibitions Across the United States Hyperallergic : 21 December 2018

In 2018, artists and curators across the United States have been crafting brilliant exhibitions across the US, exploring themes of identity and community in innovative ways. Ebony G. Patterson made a maximalist tribute to victims of violence in her home country of Jamaica, while Joel Otterson crafted work recalling his parents' professions as a...

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Jeffrey Gibson Challenges the Parameters of Native American Art Related Press Jeffrey Gibson Challenges the Parameters of Native American Art Hyperallergic : 18 July 2018

The past sometimes acts as a trap for contemporary Native American artists. Critics, myself included, will anticipate the readers’ questions by discussing a material or pattern in terms of its ties to a tradition, preventing the artwork from taking the lead. Jeffrey Gibson brilliantly bobs and weaves through these pitfalls to assert his own...

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