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Slow.Look.Live.
Artist Jeffrey Gibson

Jul 17, 2020
4:00 PM
Jeffrey Gibson is a contemporary American painter and sculptor of Choctaw-Cherokee heritage. He is known for his works which combine elements of traditional Native American art with contemporary artistic references. Gibson often time employs traditional Indigenous handcraft techniques into his art, such as Southeastern river cane basket weaving, Algonquian birch bark biting, and porcupine quillwork. The artist explains that Indigenous crafts and designs have “historically been used to signify identity, tell stories, describe place, and mark cultural specificity. I engage materials and techniques as strategies to describe a contemporary narrative that addresses the past in order to place oneself in the present and to begin new potential trajectories for the future.”

Initiated during this period of unprecedented physical distancing, Slow.Look.Live., offers an occasion to slow down and reflect with deeper intention on artistic processes and dialogues. Introducing a range of artists, curators, and thinkers, the new initiative focuses on how perception, creation, and community are being shaped by our various current geographical locations. Each week, we chart the relationships of our guests to the changing world, their immediate environments, and their studios. As we continually redefine how art can be made and experienced, Slow.Look.Live., will evolve indefinitely as a core program for Aspen Art Museum’s visitors and beyond.

Join a regional, national, and international group of participants on Fridays at 4 p.m. (MT) with Rachel Ropeik, AAM Learning Director, on Instagram Live and Instagram Stories @AspenArtMuseum.
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