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Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

ALL GOOD FIRES

  • Jeffrey Gibson
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Press for ALL GOOD FIRES

Current Exhibitions at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.


Zipora Fried

  • Zipora Fried,
  • Opens: May. 08, 2021
  • Closes: Jun. 12, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Deana Lawson

  • Deana Lawson,
  • Opens: May. 08, 2021
  • Closes: Jun. 12, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

ALL GOOD FIRES

  • Jeffrey Gibson
  • Opens: Mar. 13, 2021
  • Closes: Apr. 17, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Un-Fair

  • William Cordova,
  • Zipora Fried,
  • Sheila Hicks,
  • Cameron Martin,
  • Vik Muniz,
  • Kay Rosen,
  • Erin Shirreff,
  • Kara Walker,
  • Opens: Feb. 02, 2021
  • Closes: Mar. 06, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

2020

  • Arturo Herrera,
  • Opens: Nov. 21, 2020
  • Closes: Jan. 23, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

River

  • Merlin James,
  • Opens: Nov. 21, 2020
  • Closes: Jan. 23, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Morning

  • Louis Fratino,
  • Opens: Oct. 09, 2020
  • Closes: Nov. 14, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawings

  • Kara Walker,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2020
  • Closes: Sep. 30, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

György Kepes/Cameron Martin

  • Cameron Martin,
  • György Kepes,
  • Opens: Nov. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Jan. 18, 2020
  • Reception: Nov. 21, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

As the Ground Turns Solid

  • Zipora Fried,
  • Opens: Nov. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Jan. 18, 2020
  • Reception: Nov. 21, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pictures of Paint and Museum of Ashes

  • Vik Muniz,
  • Opens: Oct. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Nov. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Oct. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Property Rights

  • Mitch Epstein,
  • Opens: Sep. 03, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 05, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Terry Haggerty

  • Terry Haggerty,
  • Opens: May. 30, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 12, 2019
  • Reception: May. 30, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Come Softly to Me

  • Louis Fratino,
  • Opens: Apr. 18, 2019
  • Closes: May. 24, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 18, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Whole Picture

  • Zipora Fried,
  • Arturo Herrera,
  • Thomas Pihl,
  • Erin Shirreff,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 06, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

In a Few Words

  • Steven Evans,
  • Jenny Holzer,
  • Glenn Ligon,
  • Marlene McCarty,
  • Lorna Simpson,
  • Gran Fury,
  • Kara Walker,
  • Opens: Jan. 24, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

In a Lighter Place

  • Brenda Goodman,
  • Opens: Jan. 24, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 24, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Quality of Life

  • Jennifer Packer,
  • Opens: Nov. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 19, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Enormity of Time

  • Marlene McCarty,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 13, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Work

  • Luiz Zerbini,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 13, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Down Side Up

  • Sheila Hicks,
  • Opens: May. 24, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 06, 2018
  • Reception: May. 24, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Erin Shirreff

  • Erin Shirreff,
  • Opens: Apr. 13, 2018
  • Closes: May. 19, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Vital

  • Maria Nepomuceno,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 07, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Work

  • Deana Lawson,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 07, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Onrush of Scenery

  • Leonardo Drew,
  • Mitch Epstein,
  • Marc Handelman,
  • Luiz Zerbini,
  • Opens: Jan. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 24, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings

  • Arturo Herrera,
  • Opens: Nov. 29, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 29, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

As I Went Walking

  • Josephine Halvorson,
  • Opens: Oct. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 19, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The most Astounding and Important Painting show of the fall Art Show viewing season!

  • Kara Walker,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Album

  • Vik Muniz,
  • Opens: Apr. 10, 2014
  • Closes: May. 10, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Soldier

  • Suzanne Opton,
  • Opens: May. 16, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Blingo

  • Kay Rosen,
  • Opens: May. 16, 2014
  • Closes: Jul. 18, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Deana Lawson, Judy Linn, & Paul Mpagi Sepuya

  • Deana Lawson,
  • Judy Linn,
  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya,
  • Opens: Jan. 13, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 13, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Arturo Herrera

  • Arturo Herrera,
  • Opens: Oct. 10, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 15, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Keiichi Tanaami

  • Keiichi Tanaami,
  • Opens: Sep. 02, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 04, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Burt Barr

  • Burt Barr,
  • Opens: Jan. 13, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 13, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Group Show

  • Antony,
  • Marc Handelman,
  • Marlene McCarty,
  • Jorge Queiroz,
  • Kara Walker,
  • Opens: Sep. 02, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 04, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Afterword

  • Kara Walker,
  • Opens: Nov. 21, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 17, 2015
  • Reception: Nov. 21, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Genre Paintings

  • Merlin James,
  • Opens: Jan. 28, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 07, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 28, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sheila Hicks

  • Sheila Hicks,
  • Opens: Oct. 22, 2015
  • Closes: Nov. 28, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Harold Edgerton

  • Harold Edgerton,
  • Opens: Jan. 28, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 07, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 28, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Aggregates

  • Marc Handelman,
  • Opens: Mar. 12, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 11, 2015
  • Reception: Mar. 12, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Arm's Length

  • Erin Shirreff,
  • Opens: Apr. 17, 2015
  • Closes: May. 22, 2015
  • Reception: Apr. 17, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Terry Haggerty

  • Terry Haggerty,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Perhappiness

  • Luiz Zerbini,
  • Opens: Apr. 28, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 04, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Work

  • Leonardo Drew,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 08, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Amplitude

  • Jennie C. Jones,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 08, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

stuff change

  • Amy Sillman,
  • Opens: Feb. 04, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 12, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 04, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Larry Walker

  • Larry Walker,
  • Opens: Jun. 09, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 15, 2016
  • Reception: Jun. 09, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

More Simply Put

  • Lucas Blalock,
  • Arturo Herrera,
  • Sheila Hicks,
  • Maria Nepomuceno,
  • Opens: May. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 30, 2017
  • Reception: May. 19, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Epistemes

  • Vik Muniz,
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 01, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Turn Up the Bass

  • Arlene Shechet,
  • Opens: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 12, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings for Persons

  • Merlin James,
  • Opens: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 12, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

It Didn't Turn Out the Way I Expected

  • Tony Feher,
  • Opens: Nov. 17, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 17, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Mar 13 - Apr 17, 2021


Where

Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

  • 530 W 22nd St, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 212.929.2262

About

Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to present ALL GOOD FIRES, a solo exhibition of new work by Jeffrey Gibson on view March 13 through April 17, 2021. Gibson’s second solo show with the gallery, the exhibition will feature a diverse range of multimedia work, including two new series of paintings and a new video, entitled TO FEEL MYSELF BELOVED ON THE EARTH. Exploring themes of identity, music, community, and resilience, ALL GOOD FIRES reflects an evolution in Gibson’s practice.

Gibson’s video TO FEEL MYSELF BELOVED ON THE EARTH was produced in the months during the coronavirus pandemic, in the midst of national civil unrest demanding justice and equity for BIPOC. Turning to breathing, physical movement, and nature, Gibson conceived of six different performances centered around the transformation of chaos to stability, and the manifestation of healing through movement. Trained and untrained dancers, from a variety of cultural backgrounds, were filmed in various natural and urban locations wearing garments made by Gibson’s studio. Within a soundscape of polyrhythmic drumming and ambient noises, the dancers transition between meditative breathing and un-choreographed movement to express the oscillating relationship between inner turmoil and harmony.

In his new painted canvases, Gibson’s expands his interpretation of Modernist abstraction and Native American visual languages beyond the hard-edge formations seen in his previous work. These more painterly compositions begin with stained raw canvas, which is then layered with alternating bands of text, rectangles, zig-zags, and diamonds. In works such as I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN and THROUGH THE FIRE, one can see soft washes of paint forming the base of the composition; shadows blur into fields of pink, blue, and green to effect a nebulous landscape of color. The visual interplay between these backgrounds and fields of geometric patterns create vivid, emotive textures, reflecting the bold declarations of text inscribed upon them.

Language and music continues to play a central role in Gibson’s oeuvre. Adapting lyrics from iconic pop and dance songs of the 80s and 90s, his paintings complicate the distinction between image and text. Letters are blocked amongst rows of checkerboard squares and fields of diamonds, mirroring the shapes’ angularity through typography. The application of text even extends beyond the canvas, adorning the hand-crafted beaded frames surrounding each painting with corresponding statements. Lyrics allude to the struggles—past and present—of marginalized communities, creating a space through the familiarity of their words for viewers to sit within and interpret. In Gibson’s paintings, language becomes a visual experience, unraveling a spectrum of emotions and experiences; desire, vulnerability, joy, and freedom.

Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972, Colorado) grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, Korea, and England. He received his BFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1995), and his MFA in painting from the Royal College of Art, London (1998). He is a citizen of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and is half Cherokee. He is currently an artist-in-residence at Bard College and lives and works near Hudson, New York.

Gibson’s work was most recently featured in the solo exhibition, When Fire is Applied to Stone it Cracks, at the Brooklyn Museum (2020-2021). Additional solo exhibitions include Nothing Is Eternal, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA (2020); Time Carriers, Esker Foundation, Calgary (2019); Jeffrey Gibson: I WAS HERE, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA (2019); and Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect, New Museum, NY (2019). Gibson’s work was also included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial.

His work is held in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Denver Art Museum, CO; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.; National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa; and Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most notably a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2019), Joan Mitchell Foundation, Painters and Sculptors Awards (2015) and a Creative Capital Foundation Grant (2005).


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