February 24 — April 6, 2024

Beard Chewer

Jeff Gibbons



Conduit Gallery is honored to announce Beard Chewer, a solo exhibition of multimedia works by New York-based artist Jeff Gibbons.

Jeff Gibbons’ work is usually woven through with an element of the auto-biographical, or at least self-referential. Endemic to his creative process is the care for or looking after of his objects of creation as a means of self-care. Sustaining the artist’s sense of self through the sense of something larger than self. The paintings, drawings and sculptures in Beard Chewer illustrate the changes that come with the recent relocation of the artist to New York state and a six-month residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The array of works, created in three different states (Texas, New York and Massachusetts) each orient toward a poetic translation of the artist’s own sense of being and place. At the center of the exhibition is a 20-foot painting titled Where’s Jeffrey?, a mobius-strip landscape populated with costumed illustrations of all of the people in the artist’s life.

Jeff Gibbons (b. Detroit, 1982) is an intermedia artist currently based in Alfred, New York. Gibbons’s work has been shown internationally in México, Japan, and across Europe. In the US, Gibbons has exhibited at venues such as the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Power Station, and The Goss-Michael Foundation and the Silos in Houston, TX. He has held artist residencies at Cerámica Suro in Guadalajara, México, Achterhaus in Hamburg, Germany, and The Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas, Texas, among others. In 2018 he spoke about ice at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. In 2019, Gibbons was nominated for the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany award. He is currently an Artist in Residence at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Artists in this Exhibition

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