Jeffrey Gibson, installation view of “A Kind of Confession,” 2016.

Jeffrey Gibson

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art

“A Kind of Confession,” Jeffrey Gibson’s captivating recent exhibition, borrowed its title from James Baldwin, who wrote that “all art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists…are forced, at last, to tell the whole story.” A member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half-Cherokee, Gibson drew from his Native American heritage, as well as from his experience living overseas. His paintings, along with embellished works bearing messages, hung from the walls, but viewers could not help but be immediately drawn to his mesmerizing, three-dimensional work. The first sculpture encountered, All for One, One for All, made use of vivid colors and beads, its various materials echoing those of ceremonial tribal dress…see the entire review in the print version of December’s Sculpture magazine. 

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