Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire Is Applied to a Stone It Cracks, 14 Feb 2020 — 10 Jan 2021
Exhibitions

Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire Is Applied to a Stone It Cracks

Jeffrey Gibson, of Choctaw and Cherokee descent, offers a rich visual and conceptual dialogue between his work and the histories that inform it.

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

Jeffrey Gibson incorporates elements of Native American art and craft into his practice, creating a dialogue between his work and the histories that inform it. For the exhibition the artist has selected objects from the collection at Brooklyn Museum, and presents them alongside his recent work. The large-scale multimedia installation questions long-held institutional categorisations and representations of Indigenous peoples and Native American art.

Works on view include garments, beaded punching bags, paintings on hide and canvas, and ceramic vessels. Collection objects include moccasins, headdresses, ceramics, rawhide, and examples of beadwork and appliqué.

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
wed, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; thu 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon, tue

T: +1 718 638 5000
M: information@brooklynmuseum.org.
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ADDRESS
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

ESTABLISHED
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