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Leave Your Shoes at the Door

Updated: Sep 4, 2023

Works by Jacob Gibson

On view August 4 - 26, 2023

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Exhibition Statement:

My childhood home was built roughly a century before my family moved into it in a now very impoverished town in Louisiana. As the structure of my family degraded and became more turbulent, so did the state of this dwelling. Broken windows, leaking and collapsing sections of

the roof, and plants invading cracks in the architecture became common and reflected a history of inherited and perpetuated abuse in the home. While the memory of the space and its condition is clear, many of the experiences within it are missing and incomplete. Come What May reflects this by pairing incomplete and aged domestic structures with antiquated communicative tools often inherited and passed down between familial generations. By populating a near facsimile of a space which exists only in memories with items indicative of perpetuated grief and neglect, this exhibition attempts to recall moments of tenderness buried within the mass of forgotten memories.

Artist Bio:

Jacob Taylor Gibson is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area.

Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana where he earned a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Jacob recently completed a MFA in Studio Art with a concentration in printmaking from the University of North Texas. Primarily, his work is created through printmaking, ceramic sculpture, and installation. Jacob is actively engaged in the DFW area and has exhibited his work nationally as well as internationally in Italy and Australia. His work has been published in magazines such as Artists Talk Magazine, Envision Arts Magazine, and The Hand Magazine and is held in many permanent collections including The Meadows Museum, The Hilliard Art Museum, The Bradbury Art Museum, and The Zuckerman Museum of Art.


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