2018 Triennial Archive

Jeff Gibson

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For the eleven-week duration of the triennial, Jeff Gibson will send out two weekly email blasts. On Mondays, starting July 16, FRONT International email list recipients will receive an animated gif composed of multiple out-takes from the artist’s @pictopoesis Instagram account, which features cryptic, rebus-like clusters of crisply silhouetted product shots. And then on Fridays, five comical definitions from the artist’s ongoing project dupe: a partial compendium of everyday delusions will land in recipients’ email-boxes.

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Artist Biography

Jeff Gibson is an Australian-born artist and occasional critic who has worked in a variety of media and contexts— photography, video, prints, posters, banners, and books for galleries and public spaces. A former senior editor of Art&Text magazine, Gibson moved to New York in 1998 to work for Artforum, where he is currently managing editor. Since arriving in New York, he has produced two artist’s books (Dupe: A Partial Compendium of Everyday Delusions [2000] and Sarsaparilla to Sorcery [2007]), exhibited on the Panasonic Astrovision screen in Times Square as part of Creative Time’s “59th Minute” program, and mounted solo shows at the New York Academy of Sciences, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery (New York), and The Suburban (Chicago and Milwaukee). Throughout January 2011, two of the artist’s videos, Smoke and Asylum (both 2010), were projected onto the facade of the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York, as part of a curated series presented by Light Work and the Urban Video Project. His video Metapoetaestheticism, 2013, was exhibited in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. In 2016, Gibson produced a billboard, titled Armagarden, for the I-70 Sign Show, a curated program of artworks occupying advertising sites on the Missouri interstate. In conjunction with this project, he also produced a foldout poster for the Sunday opinion pages of the Columbia Daily Tribune newspaper.