Jeffrey Gibson: Totems

This blog has been set up to document the development of the exhibition titled Totems by artist Jeffrey Gibson. The work for this exhibition will be created on-site between March 8 - 13, 2009 at SalaDiaz in San Antonio. Please check back for weekly updates and to leave your comments.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sala Diaz / Wednesday

Here are some snapshots of what has developed at Sala Diaz over the past few days. It has been a lot of work but I am very happy with what we have made. The show will include one outdoor sculpture and two figures inside. We are hoping to produce a print as well by Friday. Hope you all can come if you are in town. It should be a good time with great food and a bonfire.
Ri has been my invaluable assistant while I have been here. I could not have done this without her.
Speak soon,

Monday, March 9, 2009

First Day in San Antonio

Today was my first full day in beautiful San Antonio. People seriously could not be nicer. I spent the day searching for materials to begin building the pieces tomorrow. There is so much to be done but I feel pretty good about the progress made today. I am staying with the incredible Mike Casey at his house in the pictures. I'll post more images as it all develops.

The Flower Man - Houston, TX

Jeanine and I stumbled upon the gracious Flower Man of Houston and he invited us in to see his amazing place. Go if you ever come to Houston. Enjoy.

Solution @ Diverseworks

These images are from the show Solution, organized by Janet Phelps at Diverseworks in Houston. The opening was on Friday, March 6th. I contributed three new mixed media sculptures and six digital and painted canvases. You can read more about the show and the other artists at the above link.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mannequins Found

Radio interview with Jeffrey Gibson and Michael Waugh

The link will take you to the KPFT digital archive of last weeks programming. Click play for the Living Art Episode from Friday February 27th. It's a great interview. Michael and I come in during the last half hour. Enjoy.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Getting Started

Thanks for visiting the site for the upcoming show at SalaDiaz. I have just come back from Home Depot and some local dollar stores here in Brooklyn. I have also found an amazing assistant in San Antonio named Ri Baranovicht. She is beginning to work on things in San Antonio to ensure I can complete the work in just five days. I am posting a digital collage of the pictures that I took today and some pictures of tourist totems from the last century.