John Gibson
American, born 1958
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Selected exhibitions
2018
John Gibson: New Works,
Gerald Peters Gallery
John Gibson, Pieces,
Caldwell Snyder Gallery
Grand Salon: The Visionary Eye of Allan Stone,
Allan Stone Projects

John Gibson is fascinated with the concept of representing 3-D objects on a 2-D canvas, and explores this in his still-life paintings of balls. Though the balls are often striped, Gibson draws from patterns that he encounters in all elements of life, constantly repurposing his established motif. Strongly influenced by Italian painter Giorgio Morandi’s repetitive paintings of vases, each of Gibson’s paintings is a new opportunity to perfect the artistic technique of rendering the spheres. Every large-scale work is focused on exploring reflection, shadow, and curvature, commanding consideration and meditation.