Jeffrey Gibson, Freedom, 2013, Found tipi poles, raw hide lacing, artificial sinew, buffalo hide, acrylic paint, wool, glass and plastic beads, sterling silver, turquoise, quartz, Courtesy of MARC STRAUS LLC, New York and Samsøn, Boston

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Jeffrey Gibson: Said the Pigeon to the Squirrel.

On view May 23 – September 8, 2013

Jeffrey Gibson, the first artist of the National Academy’s Emerging Artist Spotlight series, creates geometric abstract paintings and sculpture that draw on both Native American and modernist influences, from 19th-century Iroquois beadwork to 1990’s club culture.

In Gibson’s work, everyday things–mirrors, punching bags, ironing boards–are transformed into objects of unusual, extraordinary expression.

Visit the National Academy to see Jeffrey Gibson: Said the Pigeon to the Squirrel, on view May 23-September 8, 2013. For tickets, click here.

ARTalks and Special Events presented in conjunction with Said the Pigeon to the Squirrel:
June 27, 2013, 7 PM – 12 AM / PLAYLIST: An Evening of Music and Performance
July 10, 2013, 6:30 -8: PM / Abstract Painting and Identity
August 02, 2013, 3 PM / Curator Insights

The National Academy thanks John M. Schobel and Daniel Schmeder and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians for their support of Jeffrey Gibson: Said the Pigeon to the Squirrel.

The National Academy is grateful to the following for their generous support of our operations: The Bodman Foundation, The Bonnie Cashin Fund, in honor of Henry W. Grady, the Alex J. Ettl Foundation, the F. Donald Kenney Exhibition Fund, The Estate of Geoffrey Wagner in memory of Colleen Browning, NA, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.