June 19 – August 15, 2015
The 24th summer exhibit at G. Gibson Gallery features works by 12 gallery artists based on the theme of architecture, shelter and home place. An exhibit of drawing, painting + photography with work by:
GALA BENT, JULIE BLACKMON, SUSANNA BLUHM, LINDA CONNOR, CABLE GRIFFITH, EIRIK JOHNSON, MICHAEL KENNA, LORI NIX, SAMANTHA SCHERER, MARK THOMPSON, JOANN VERBURG + THUY-VAN VU
Six artists embrace the theme with photography. Work includes Julie Blackmon’s ‘Patio’, Lori Nix’s diorama of her own Brooklyn apartment, JoAnn Verburg’s exploration of Spoleto, Italy, Linda Connor’s portrait of a Shaker community, spare shelters discovered by Michael Kenna in Japan, and Eirik Johnson’s time in ‘The Mushroom Camps’.
Installed in the center of the gallery is a salvaged mushroom camp structure gathered and reconstructed by Eirik Johnson. An audio piece accompanies the installation, bringing together the ambient sounds of the commercial mushroom hunter’s camp deep in the forest of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, with the voices of a Japanese auctioneer selling a box of the prized Matsutake mushrooms that were gathered near the camp.
The paintings and drawings in this exhibit inhabit the same architectural theme; Mark Thompson’s black and white frigid European cities, Susanna Bluhm’s ‘Teepee’, computer game inspired worlds by Cable Griffith, Thuy-Van Vu’s ‘Watchtower’, “Tumbled Houses’ by Samantha Scherer and ‘Split-Dimensional’ plans by Gala Bent.
Housed in our back area are early 20th century photographs. We are invited into the bedroom of a young Jacques-Henri Lartigue, visit a ‘Farmhouse’ by Walker Evans, and stroll by the ‘Flatiron’ building with Alfred Stieglitz.