No. 468: Jeffrey Gibson, Jess T. Dugan

Episode No. 468 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Jeffrey Gibson and Jess T. Dugan.

The Brooklyn Museum is showing “Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire Is Applied to a Stone It Cracks,” an exhibition in which Gibson selected artworks and archival material from Brooklyn’s collection to be shown with his recent work. It was organized by Gibson and Christian Ayne Crouch with assistance from a Brooklyn Museum team and will be on view through January 10, 2021.

Gibson will also be in several soon-to-open group exhibitions including “Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church and Our Contemporary Moment,” which opens at the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville on October 28 before traveling to Olana State Historic Site and Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill and Hudson, New York, and to Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Ark.; and “Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change” which opens at the Toledo Museum of Art on November 21.

Gibson, who is of Choctaw and Cherokee descent, often addresses America’s past and present by bringing elements of Native American craft and art to his paintings, sculptures and installations. Gibson was awarded a MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ fellowship in 2019.

See Gibson’s 2008 exhibition at the Kentler International Drawing Space.

Photographs from Jess. T. Dugan‘s “To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults” project are on view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as part of the MIA’s year-long exploration of contemporary photographic portraiture. Dugan produced “To Survive on This Shore” with their partner, Vanessa Fabbre, a social worker and professor at Washington University in St. Louis. The exhibition, which was curated by Casey Riley, is on view in Minneapolis through March 7, 2021. The book related to the project was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2018. It is available from Amazon and from Indiebound. Dugan’s work is also on view in half a dozen group exhibitions scheduled to be on view around the United States, including “Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond” at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College.

Instagram: Jeffrey Gibson, Jess T. Dugan, Tyler Green.

Air date: October 22, 2020.

Charles Cary Rumsey, The Dying Indian, 1900s.

Installation view of “Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire Is Applied to a Stone It Cracks” at the Brooklyn Museum.

James Earle Fraser, The End of the Trail, 1894-1928.

Alexander Phimister Proctor, Indian Warrior, 1898.

Adolph Alexander Weinman, Chief Blackbird, Ogalalla Sioux, 1903-07.

Iroquois, Beaded Bag, early 20th century.

Iroquois, Beaded Bag, ca. 1850s-60s.

Jeffrey Gibson, Zoonomia, 2004.

Jeffrey Gibson, In the Middle, 2014.

Jeffrey Gibson, In the Middle (detail), 2014.

Jeffrey Gibson, Homma, 2013.

Jeffrey Gibson, Constellation No. 4, 2012.


Jeffrey Gibson, Stand Your Ground, 2019.

Jeffrey Gibson, Keep On Moving, 2019.

Catherine Opie, Mike and Sky, 1992.

Jess T. Dugan, Sky, 64, Palm Springs, CA, 2016.

Jess T. Dugan, Hank, 76, and Sam, 67, North Little Rock, AR, 2015.

Jess T. Dugan, John, 69, Mt. Ida, AR, 2016.

Jess T. Dugan, Bobbi, 83, Detroit, MI, 2014.

Alec Soth, Charles, Vasa, Minnesota, 2002.

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